Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Little Paris Bookshop
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, "The Little Paris Bookshop" is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives. "From the Hardcover edition.""
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
Jeannineth
post image

The Little Paris Bookshop has been on my TBR shelf for too long. Any thoughts on it?

Crazeedi I definitely enjoyed this book! 1w
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful flowers 1w
CoffeeNBooks This one's on my TBR stack. I really liked Little French Bistro! 1w
marleed I just read it. I wish I had realized it was translated from French and allowed myself to sink into it. It deserved better attention than I gave it. 1w
Macnjen Sweet story (audio). Much preferred his narration over hers but a nice read. 1w
64 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
marleed
post image

Ohhh, the feeling of glee when the story I am currently audiobook-ing (The Library of Lost and Found) mentions the book (tagged) I am currently physically reading!!

Tagged is intriguing me because I‘m not nearly as interested in the story‘ as much as many of the beautifully written paragraphs.

blurb
Booknerd222
post image

blurb
DivineDiana
post image

The Parisian bookseller, Jean Perdu, is pining for his true love who has left the City, and he knows not where she has gone. He sets off on his barge, The Literary Apothecary, to find Manon. #lostinfrance #wanderingjune

BarbaraBB This sounds like a comfort read ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen J‘adore 1mo
DivineDiana @BarbaraBB It is. ❤️ 1mo
85 likes3 stack adds4 comments
review
biblioatsea
Pickpick

6.16.19: Such a lovely read! There was laughter, there were tears. Lost love, finding peace, finding new loves💜

blurb
biblioatsea

I want to do a thousand little and big things with you, with us–you, me, together, you as a part of me and me as a part of you.

blurb
biblioatsea

“The trouble is that so many people, most of them women, think they have to have a perfect body to be loved. But all it has to do is be capable of loving-and being loved,” he added.

blurb
FireproofBunny
post image

#themysterymessageswap #reveal day @TheReadingMermaid I am so overwhelmed by the detail and how thoughtful this book is stuffed with. Pictures really don‘t do it justice 🙂🙂🙂🙂

IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
22 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Booknerd222
post image

This looks so cute!!

blurb
biblioatsea
post image

6.14.19: Im halfway through now and it‘s such a good read. I‘m laughing, I‘m crying. It‘s a good one!

blurb
JenlovesJT47
post image

Thank you so much @iread2much for the lovely thank you gift for the #GNMS - not necessary but very much appreciated! 🤗 You picked the perfect book as I have recently become obsessed with all things French and this has been on my TBR for awhile now. Thank you so much!! 🤗❤️😘

#bookmail

Crazeedi You will enjoy the book! 1mo
JenlovesJT47 @Crazeedi yay I‘m excited! Hoping to get to it this week. 😘 1mo
iread2much Im so glad it arrived. I saw it on your TBR and since I had it on hand, I thought you might enjoy it 😄 1mo
75 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
biblioatsea
post image

6.9.19: Trying to get a couple chapters in for the day!

4 likes1 stack add
review
Macnjen
post image
Pickpick

Audiobook. Sweet story of lost love and sadness. I loved the male narrator with his french accent, it made it more authentic and emotional. A little rambling at times but I love books about books and booksellers. Nicely written.

blurb
Princess-Kingofkings
post image

Downloaded this book quickly this morning before taking the boys to the zoo. It has a lot of characters for me to keep track of which is hard in an audiobook. I love the idea that the owner sells books as if they are medicine for his customers.

Crazeedi I enjoyed this book! 1mo
14 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
biblioatsea
post image

6.3.19: Started this one a few days ago!! Im liking it so far!

blurb
Macnjen
post image

Next audiobook!

11 likes1 stack add
blurb
mcipher
post image

We‘ve been doing outdoors-being-around-people stuff all weekend, which has been fun - but I‘m tiiiiirrred. This morning I‘m sitting down for some introverted-indoor-kid couch-and-book stuff despite the glorious weather. There‘s time for outside later! 😆

Clwojick That mug 🙌🏻😍 2mo
mcipher @Clwojick My mom has a corgi, so I thought about giving it to her, but then I kept it. 😆 2mo
91 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
BarkingMadRun
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image

Finished another book in the #Mayacavengerhunt this one was written in another language and also had a star on the cover. I won‘t finish the whole list but I might be able to knock off one or two more! Such a fun challenge! #maymadness

Clwojick Way to go! ❤️😎🥳🧡 2mo
TheReadingMermaid You're doing so great sweetie!!! 2mo
31 likes3 comments
blurb
BarkingMadRun
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image

Back in my happy place, I had to visit one date late. I‘ve been traveling for the last 9 days and I really needed this! #wellnessthursday #livingmybestlife

40 likes2 stack adds
blurb
BarkingMadRun
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image

Back in my happy place, I had to visit one date late. I‘ve been traveling for the last 9 days and I really needed this! #wellnessthursday #livingmybestlife

29 likes1 stack add
blurb
BarkingMadRun
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image

Waiting for my brunch

35 likes1 stack add
blurb
MallloCup
post image

"Books keep stupidity at bay."

I moved and I'm forever amazed at the amount of books I have acquired.... Can't wait for bookshelves!!

review
IndoorDame
post image
Mehso-so

I picked this out for #booked2019 “favorite place” back at the start of the year and it lingered on my tbr shelf. When I actually got into it it wasn‘t quite what I expected. I think you have to read books at the right time for them to resonate, and there were enough moments in here I loved that I‘m guessing this book would‘ve really spoken to me if I‘d picked it up when I was in a different place. As it was it seemed uneven, and fell a bit flat.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job on pushing through, although I‘d say the same if you‘d DNFd. I remember seeing mixed reviews for this when it came out. 3mo
Cinfhen Echoing @BarbaraTheBibliophage well done on completing the prompt 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
38 likes2 comments
quote
IndoorDame
post image

quote
IndoorDame
post image

blurb
wallacereads
post image

I cannot sleep so starting a new read at 11:20 on a Sunday night makes perfect sense. 😬

Texreader Couldn‘t agree more 4mo
40 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
SW-T
post image

Love reading books about books. Of this list, haven‘t read Name of the Rose, Labyrinth of the Spirit, or First Impressions.

https://celadonbooks.com/must-reads-books-about-books/

#booksaboutbooks #bookwormproblems

Emilymdxn Name of the Rose is great! It‘s quite heavy so only worth diving into if you‘re in the mood for a chunkster but very worth it 4mo
SW-T @Emilymdxn Good to know! Thank you 😊 4mo
25 likes2 comments
review
Julsmarshall
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image
Pickpick

Charming, surprisingly complex, quietly revolutionary. This book weaves love, grief, and an adoration for the written word that is both inspiring and heartbreaking. Wow, this slow burn of a book gutted me; it was not the light and sweet ode to books that I expected. Thankfully, it was so much more! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ oh, and my book rest? Yep, a dog booty 😂

LiteraryinLititz Great review!! 4mo
kspenmoll Lovely review for a wonderful book. 4mo
MrBook Great review! 4mo
79 likes4 stack adds3 comments
review
xicanti
post image
Pickpick

From one angle, I'm shocked THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP has such a low Litsy rating. It's a love letter to books, presented with no genre snobbery whatsoever. It's a road trip book about dealing with grief and reshaping one's life. It often delighted me. It made me want to read a LOT.

From another angle, I'm not surprised at all. The book is European to the core, which might put certain North American readers off. It also takes an odd approach ⬇️

xicanti to gendered interactions, which put ME off a bit and sometimes lifted me out of the story. And the early sex scene is so cringeworthy I skipped on over it and so failed to recognize it wasn't ACTUALLY a sex scene until the characters involved came together again later.

On the whole, though, I enjoyed it very much. Y'all should give it a try. #caseyplusbooks
4mo
jillannjohn I really enjoyed this one too! 4mo
MrBook Nice review! 😻😻😻 4mo
suzisteffen Oooh, super interesting. 4mo
59 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Julsmarshall
post image

Diving back into this one after a break. Always working on the #TBR

blurb
xicanti
post image

I keep doing this thing where I start a book, make some decent headway, decide I like it a lot, and barely even touch it the next day. Blah.

Today WAS kinda busy, though. The Truth and Reconciliation Committee's Final Report took up all my readerly energy at lunch, and I had supper with my aunt & uncle. (Casey's thrilled to have two new friends.) Now I'm gonna tuck up in bed and see how much of this I can read before I'm too tired to carry on.

blurb
rachaich
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image

Speedy re read of this in anticipation of book club tomorrow!

16 likes1 stack add
review
AlisonM
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image
Pickpick

“Reading - an endless journey; a long, indeed never-ending journey that made one more temperate as well as more loving and kind.” I loved this book, its quirky characters, and the setting. Now I want to go back to Paris!
#Book2of2019

review
melissajayne
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image
Mehso-so

Thought it was ok. I kinda lost track of what this book was about. It was very much like Harold Fry.⭐⭐⭐ 1/2. #24in48 #litsyatoz #letterl #l

25 likes1 stack add
blurb
melissajayne
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image

Starting this for the #24in48 readathon

blurb
melissajayne
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image

Hopefully a lighter read than my last reads and hopefully more enjoyable. #ebook

blurb
Julsmarshall
post image

1. 🇺🇸
2. 🇫🇷
3. 🇬🇧
4. 🇮🇹
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌎 6mo
Momob121 🇺🇸, 🇫🇷, 🇬🇧, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 5mo
44 likes2 comments
blurb
wallacereads
post image

Another day another bookhaul.

review
hdhubbard
Pickpick

12/10 Fantastic read, absolutely couldn't put it down. Laughed, cried, was entranced, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Must read, and I will buy this one so it can be read over and over.

blurb
HeatherBlue
post image

Talia stole my seat and my book #catsoflitsy

MayJasper Clever kitty 6mo
QuietlyLaura She‘s so cute! 😻 6mo
70 likes2 comments
review
LiterarySloth
Pickpick

I loved this one. I like the idea of a book apothecary. I‘d love to be able to talk to someone and have them say, “you should read this,” because they know it‘s something I need in my life. Clearly this book isn‘t for everyone; but I personally enjoyed it.

CoffeeNBooks I haven't read this one yet, but I have a copy of it on my TBR stack. I read Little French Bistro a few months ago and liked it. 7mo
LiterarySloth I‘ve heard a lot about Little French Bistro. I‘m adding that one to my TBR stack. 7mo
ShhImreading I‘m reading this right now coming off the tails of reading The Music Shop...kinda have a theme going. 🤩 7mo
See All 6 Comments
LiterarySloth @ShhImreading next is Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore! 😂 7mo
ShhImreading @LiterarySloth Rad! Put it my queue, thanks for the rec! 7mo
LiterarySloth @ShhImreading you‘re welcome! I hope you like it! 7mo
10 likes4 stack adds6 comments
review
tealwish
post image
Bailedbailed

The only book I did not finish this year. A floating bookstore in Paris?! Such a charming setting for such a contrived plot! #worstreads

LiteraryinLititz I agree! I expected to LOVE this one and then bailed. 7mo
Prairiegirl_reading Yikes! This is my book club‘s January pick. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 7mo
JennyM I bailed too. 7mo
See All 6 Comments
tealwish @Prairiegirl_reading There are reviews where people love it tho! It would be fun to discuss. 7mo
tealwish @LiteraryinLititz and @JennyM Seems like something about it grates on certain people's nerves! 7mo
LoverofLit Wasn't a fan of this one either! 7mo
76 likes1 stack add6 comments
review
LittleAndFierce
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
Mehso-so

I loved parts of this book. It really had some touching moments and quotes. But it was a little difficult to get through attention-wise.

10 likes1 stack add
review
SaraHasClass
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image
Pickpick

A bit wordy/ overly descriptive, this book will speak to your heart. Its the progression of the stages one experiences in loss through the eyes of Jean Perdu & his unusual band of friends who each have their own baggage to lug around. Be prepared for many metaphors & perhaps your own emotions as you mirror Jean. My favorite part of this book? The notion that there might actually be a literary apothecary out there healing souls through books.

Liatrek I loved this book and the apothecary part was my favorite concept too! 7mo
2 likes1 comment
blurb
TheLudicReader
post image

Argh. On page 42 and I hate it. Has anyone read it? Does it get better? It's this month's book club pick. 😑

Lindy I haven‘t read this because it doesn‘t sound like my kind of book, but I do have a suggestion. Look for online interviews that the author has done and maybe it will help give you perspective of what she was trying to do with the story. Also, don‘t feel bad about skimming the middle and just reading the first and last chapters in order to participate in the discussion. (edited) 8mo
TheLudicReader I am definitely skimming, @Lindy This book is so cringey. 8mo
Lindy @TheLudicReader cringey … sorry for your pain. 8mo
LoverofLit I hated this one too. Some of the writing was really beautiful but it was not enough to redeem how boring the book was. 8mo
TheLudicReader @LoverofLit I am just finding it all so overwrought and unbelievable. Gahhhhh. I would totally stop reading if it wasn't for book club. 8mo
14 likes5 comments
blurb
TheLudicReader
post image

Fat chance.

review
yvil
Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
post image
Pickpick

Slow start and at times took some effort to get through, but it picked up and definitely had its moments. I loved getting lost in fascinating ideas about books, words, loves, family (whether born into, chosen, or happenstance), worth, etc. Wasn‘t what I was expecting (may have turned out better), but maybe what I needed. =) oct2018

blurb
Born.A.Reader
post image

Had a much needed mommy day yesterday where I made the rounds of my favorite used bookstores. Found a separate stack of books for both my daughter and my mother, and this is my stack. Quite pleased with the haul. Although now I need to find space...

Reecaspieces Great stack! 📚 9mo
27 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
DivineDiana
post image
Pickpick

I am certain that all Littens would prefer a prescription for a healing book over some pharmaceuticals! Monsieur Perdu operates his Literary Apothecary from a barge on the Seine. He has a gift for choosing just the right book to ease the pains of life. Yet, he has not found a cure for his own malaise, until a forgotten letter is discovered from the great love of his life. Filled with beautiful writing about the power of reading, friends and love.

thea-block Great review! I enjoyed this one too - a great mix of bookish love and finding oneself. 10mo
DivineDiana @thea-block Thank you! I also liked the inclusion of recipes and book prescriptions! 10mo
82 likes1 stack add2 comments
quote
DivineDiana
post image

“The world‘s rulers should be forced to take a reader‘s license. Only when they have read five thousand-no, make that ten thousand-books will they be anywhere near qualified to understand humans and how they behave.”

mrsmarch Have you visited TR‘s home on Long Island? Brilliant man built bookshelf space in to the doorway jambs. 10mo
DivineDiana @mrsmarch Not yet! But I plan on making it soon! I could probably get some ideas about places to house my own collection! (edited) 10mo
JamieArc I do miss having a president that reads... 10mo
See All 10 Comments
BarbaraTheBibliophage I would like to quadruple like this post! 💕💕 10mo
Texreader Reminds me of my fave presidential reader: Thomas Jefferson! 💜💜💜 10mo
DivineDiana @JamieArc As do I. 😪 10mo
DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage 🙂👏🏻📚 10mo
DivineDiana Yes! Love those reading Presidents! @Texreader 10mo
bookandbedandtea ❤👏 10mo
Faibka 👍👍👍 10mo
94 likes10 comments