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Bookshop of Yesterdays (Original)
Bookshop of Yesterdays (Original) | Amy Meyerson
A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading.Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda's life. She doesn't hear about him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy, and one final scavenger hunt.When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books--now as its owner--she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store's shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy's last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy's past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda's mother has kept hidden--and the terrible secret that tore her family apart.Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. It's a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.
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MoonWitch94
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Repost from @ljuliel When searching for a new book to read, out of the list below, which is most influential: 1️⃣ Cover 2️⃣ Author 3️⃣ Title 4️⃣ Length 5️⃣ Price 6️⃣ Reviews ((leave your answers in the comments!)) #keeplitsyactive #bookshopping

Hufflepuffle 1 and 2 for me! A cover definitely draws me in when book shopping. 1w
MoonWitch94 Me too, @Hufflepuffle and also the title. 1w
Hufflepuffle Yes definitely! My husband will spot books just from the title and say they sound like something I would read. 1w
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MoonWitch94
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🦃Lucy Maud Montgomery & Stephen Lawhead 🍁 How did they come up with their ideas for such rich, excellent characters? 🍂 Several hundred AT LEAST (booklover/English Literature/Theatre degree holder) 🍄 @Meaw_catlady @Clwojick #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in ❣️📚👏🏻🤗 2w
Meaw_catlady Thanks for the tag! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
MoonWitch94 @Meaw_catlady you‘re welcome! @Eggs thanks for creating it ☺️ 2w
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nomadreader
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Hooray for #LMPBC bookmail from @umbrellagirl . I'm excited to read this pick from @BookishBelle ! #GroupN

Elizabeth2 I adored this book! Enjoy! 2mo
umbrellagirl Glad it arrived. Sorry it was late!! 2mo
nomadreader @umbrellagirl No worries! I have plenty to read in the mean time 😀 2mo
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Jerdencon
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Post 7 books covers that you love over 7 days, no explanations. Tag someone new each day to play along

#7days7covers #day3

Today I‘ll tag @TheLibrarian my newest follower

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Shemac77
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Mehso-so

Wasn‘t a huge fan. Felt scattered and forced. Meh.

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Shemac77
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Reading outside before the hurricane hits our province. With some frog friends.

Buechersuechtling 📷🐸🥰 2mo
TheBee 😄😍 2mo
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Shemac77
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Evening reading.

Buechersuechtling Enjoy, your book sounds really nice. 🙂 2mo
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MoonWitch94
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Thank you, Denise! Can‘t wait to read it & let you know what I think. 📚

Jerdencon Can‘t wait to hear what you think! 😀 3mo
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umbrellagirl
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Two thumbs up for our second book #lmpbc #groupN

nomadreader I'm looking forward to this one...and it reminds me to read this month's so I can mail it this weekend😬! 3mo
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Johanna414
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Mehso-so

This was just ok... I wanted to love it because it takes place in a bookstore and I dream of someone leaving a bookstore to me, but I guessed the major plot twist almost immediately and ended up just being really impatient to get to through it.

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BookishBelle
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
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#lmpbc #round6 #groupn

Hey, @umbrellagirl ! This is headed your way! I‘m sorry it‘s late. It‘s been quite the few weeks with so much going on!

umbrellagirl Excellent! I hope all is well. 3mo
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Elizabeth2
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I absolutely loved this book! It‘s part mystery, part family drama, a sprinkling of romance and perfect for any book lover! Miranda‘s Uncle Billy has died and he‘s left her one last scavenger hunt and his bookstore. What she uncovers are long buried family secrets, and a whole lot about herself. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Second book finished for the #reversereadathon! Just in time, as it‘s hour 24! @DeweysReadathon

phatsallylee Congratulations on completing the readathon! 4mo
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Elizabeth2
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My #reversereadathon was interrupted to listen to a friend going through some stuff, and to have a conversation with my ultra thin and trying to bulk up 19 year old about why eating a bag of pistachios is not a healthy way to meet one‘s caloric goals (not to mention outlandishly expensive - oh my grocery bill!).

Now I‘m back! I am loving this book!

@DeweysReadathon

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Elizabeth2
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Up early to continue the #reversereadathon. My reading buddy would much rather be in bed, but takes his job as my constant companion very seriously. ❤️📚🐩
@DeweysReadathon

brit91 Awwww so cute!!😍🐶📚 4mo
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Elizabeth2
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I‘m probably headed to bed in about an hour, so I‘m allowing myself one of my favorite beers with my snack (extra dark “Specials” pretzels) and my next book. Normally, alcohol is a no-no for me during a readathon because it makes me sleepy. 🙂 My plan is to read until 1am-ish local time, and get up around 5am tomorrow. I love reading when the rest of the house is asleep. ❤️📚 #reversereadathon

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Elizabeth2
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Starting this one next for the #reversereadathon. There‘s a them for me for this readathon: bookish books. 🙂📚❤️

 @DeweysReadathon

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Jerdencon
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@MoonWitch94
I‘m finally starting this one today and will pass it on to you if you haven‘t read it and will def send you my review!!

MoonWitch94 Wahoo!!! Can‘t wait 😊 4mo
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BookishBelle
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I got a little bogged down in the family drama at times but overall a very good read. I won‘t say more because this is my #lmpbc pick and will be headed out in the mail soon. @umbrellagirl @LitLogophile @nomadreader #groupn

umbrellagirl Can‘t wait to read this. The cover is great too. 4mo
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Ajessgirl
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Pickpick

A lovely read for book lovers. The author did an amazing job weaving in book references, and creating the bookish clues must have taken an eternity! It reminded me a bit of "Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore" in that it's just the right amount of quirky. I loved the mix of family drama and mystery. Definitely recommend!

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Eggs
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
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A warning sign
It came back to haunt me, and I realized
That you were an island and I passed you by🎶

#warningsign #julycoldplay

The first reference that came into mind was the mystery of the MC and her uncle

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Meglet
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Mehso-so

I must be in a bad reading slump. Everything lately has been so-so, and I‘ve read a lot of characters I‘ve been angry with or disappointed in. This one is good writing (if it can evoke strong emotions, it did a good job of immersing me!), but I felt let down in the end with how selfish I thought Miranda was. I hurt for the people in her life she treated unfairly. I wanted to see hope of change, of desire to be better, and I didn‘t.

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danimgill
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Mehso-so

Scavenger hunts and bookstores and family secrets all sounded very intriguing when I picked this book up but this ended up being a very meh read for me. The extended Tempest metaphor is neat and the scavenger hunt is interesting, but I never felt connected to the characters and it takes ages to get to the meat of the (fairly predictable) family secret.

Jaimelire I felt the same way about this one. 4mo
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BookishBelle
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I‘m excited to start this for #lmpbc #round6 #groupn. It seemed like everyone was okay with this one so I went ahead and picked it. @nomadreader @umbrellagirl @LitLogophile

#dogsoflitsy

britt_brooke What a sweet face! 💚🐾 4mo
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MeJeMiller
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Pickpick

So I need a Malcom. I loved the journey that Miranda took to find out her past. I liked all the books that were thrown around. So good.

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MeJeMiller
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Ooooooh do I see a plot twist? Yes I‘m reading at work. LEAVE ME ALONE

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limada
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Unexpected day off to go to a funeral later this afternoon. Using this morning to read in the 🌞 makes the reason for the day off not so gloomy.

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Aims42
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I enjoyed this quick read. Not a top-ten favorite, but I certainly enjoyed my time with Miranda and her family & friends 😊🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 stars

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litsybookclub
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Discussion Question Number Two.

SoniaC I think Sheila was my fav. She was fun and spunky plus they seemed to form a real friendship. 5mo
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litsybookclub
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Discussion Question Number One.

megnews I was not really surprised. At first because of Billy‘s seemingly erratic behavior and her reaction to it, I thought there might be a substance abuse issue. I started wondering if something was up when she was at the cemetery for his funeral. As time went on I became convinced he was her dad but I thought it was an addiction that caused the tragedy. (edited) 5mo
tpixie @megnews great thoughts. That certainly would have fit. 5mo
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litsybookclub
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Our live discussion of The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson will start in 25 minutes. Here is the link to join:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/391269068

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megnews
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Pickpick

This book was a bit predictable but the book mentions, scavenger hunt, bookstore setting, and plot to save it made it a worthwhile read.

Book 200/265 6/18/19

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LWagoner
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3.5⭐️. I love books about bookstores- fun to read. This one has mystery, heartbreak & reconciliation with tons of literary references. Enjoyable!

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megnews
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SoniaC
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this book. It was engaging and a very quick read. Can‘t wait to discuss with @litsybookclub

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megnews
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Two chapters in. I‘ve always had this thing about kids calling an Aunt or Uncle by their first name only. And something about the development of her relationship with her boyfriend seems a little weird. I‘m sticking with it because I think the bookstore and scavenger hunts will be fun.

Crazeedi I liked the book, but I'm with you about the name thing 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage My sister-in-law and I both will force our nieces to use “Aunt” in our names. But my kids don‘t make their nieces and nephew do it. Bugs me that they don‘t. 5mo
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litsybookclub
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New book, new month! Please join us in reading this month‘s selection. Questions? Ask @Bookworm83 or @Graciouswarriorprincess .

megnews I‘ve been wanting to read this book. What is zoom live? How do you do it? 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @megnews It‘s like FaceTime or Skype. You need to download it, sign up and then 15 minutes before the start of book club, we send a link. Please let me know if you need any help and please join us. 😃 (edited) 6mo
megnews Hmmm... is it on IPhone? I couldn‘t find it 5mo
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Crazeedi This sounds awesome, I read this a few months ago, I wonder if I could still join this? 5mo
tpixie @megnews yes iPhone , iPad, or computer. Think non- iPhone, also 5mo
tpixie @Crazeedi yes! Please do! 15 min before meeting, @litsybookclub will post a link. 5mo
Crazeedi @tpixie thank you!! 5mo
tpixie @Crazeedi ♥️ 5mo
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Daisey
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Pickpick

I listened to a bit more of this book yesterday while waiting for the boat to pick me up and finished it today while working in the garden.

I enjoyed the overall story and the literary connections used throughout as part of Miranda‘s quest to understand her family‘s story. This book is full of characters making and avoiding making difficult decisions, but I appreciated how it all came together in the end.

#audiobook #Hoopla #LitsyBookClub

Kathrin I just finished it too.... super quick read... 5mo
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SoniaC
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Started this one yesterday and am really enjoying it. Oh seriously good pizza too.

Crazeedi Good book and yummy looking pizza! Now my belly is growling! 😍 6mo
SoniaC @Crazeedi yes pizza is life 😂 6mo
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Avidreader25
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Mehso-so

Miranda returns to her home when her estranged uncle dies and leaves her a bookstore. Threads of Shakespeare‘s Tempest are worked through the entire book, which I enjoyed. I felt like the big twist at the end was a bit too predictable and it took a long time to get to it. The scavenger hunt was fun, but I didn‘t feel invested in some of the characters relationships. A good read if your expectations aren‘t too high.

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Amymeyerson
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The Bookshop of Yesterdays is out in paperback today! 📖📖📖

tpixie Just finished for #LitsyBookClub! Loved it! Lol you should join us on Zoom! @litsybookclub 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#BeatleMaynia #Yesterday I haven't read this one yet, but it's on my TBR stack!
@Eggs

Eggs Perfect!! I liked this book❣️ 7mo
ravenlee I thought this one was pretty good, but I expected more from it. I hope you enjoy it more! 7mo
MidnightBookGirl I really liked this one! 7mo
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DoonTheGoon
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Came home from vacation to find this piece of surprise #JB mail from the lovely @Jas16 !!! Thank you!!! 💙

Jas16 I have a copy as well that I am excited to read. I hope you enjoy it! 8mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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My favorite day is exam day because I get to read my book while the students think 😻

Crazeedi Good book! 8mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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I saw this on Instagram and couldn't resist sharing with my fellow Littens. All I want to do is read all day 🙈

Tamra True! 8mo
kstadt929 So true! I really feel this today lol 8mo
sbains1980 Yaaas! So true! 7mo
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whimsy_rainbow
Bookshop of Yesterdays | Amy Meyerson
Pickpick

Enjoyed this book. It was a nice lighthearted book and a good change from the thrillers I usually read.:)

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Freddie4473
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Even when I'm not working I visit other libraries in the area and end up with books. 🤣

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Ericalambbrown
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. I figured out a major plot point early on (which may not be at all unusual), but it didn‘t keep my from enjoying the narrative in the least. I particularly enjoyed the various book references strewn throughout the story. Fun little read.

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HeatherBlue
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Litsy, I‘ve missed you! This was a crazy week that involved me trying to give up my iPhone and move to android. My husband was all excited to switch, and I honestly thought I could do it. After a few hyperbolic meltdowns, turns out, I can‘t lol. Back to my old iPhone and happily posting here again 🖤

Reggie Yeah, once you‘re comfortable with iPhone it‘s hard to let go. I tried switching to an LG one year and 2 days later I was back to the next iPhone. 9mo
Dragon Glad you‘re back on your iPhone, I love mine 😀🐉 9mo
jb72 I tried to move to android once. It did not work out for me either. I practically threw the phone at the sales guy. 9mo
tpixie iPhone Love 💕 6mo
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collegecatlady
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Sometimes you read a book precisely at the point in your life when you needed to hear what it had to say. I didn‘t expect to have such strong feelings for a book I never would have picked up on my own. The emotions, the concept of forgiveness, and the intrigue of new experiences were all beautiful. Thank you so much @Amymeyerson for writing this spectacular prose and thank you to @Kappadeemom for choosing it for #lmpbc

suvata I felt exactly the same way as you. I‘m going to recommend this book to everyone I know. 9mo
RavenLovelyReads I loved it too! ♥️ ❤️ 9mo
Kappadeemom Awww, glad you enjoyed it! 9mo
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