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The Printed Letter Bookshop
The Printed Letter Bookshop | Katherine Reay
43 posts | 20 read | 95 to read
Amid literature and lattes, three women come together and find that sharing ones journey with best friends makes life richer. When attorney Madeline Carter inherits her aunts bookstore in a small town north of Chicago, she plans to sell it and add the proceeds to her nonexistent investment portfolio. But plans change when Madeline discovers the store isnt making money and she gets passed over for promotion at her firm. She quits in protest, takes the train north, and decides to work at the store to prep it for sale. Madeline soon finds herself at odds with employees Jessica and Courtney; when she also finds herself attracted to an affianced man, it only confuses the entire situation. After blowing up her marriage two years earlier, Jessica has found solace working at the bookstore and a kindred spirit within its owner, Maddie Cullen. But when Maddie dies and her niece, Madeline, barges in like a bulldozer, Jessica pushes at the new owner in every wayuntil she trips over common ground. Soon the women are delving into online dating and fashion makeovers, and Jessica feels the pull to rediscover her art, a love she thought long behind her. After a night of bad decisions leaves the store in peril, Courtney arrives and tries to save the day. While she, too, found sanctuary in the little bookstore, she knows its under-insured, in the red, and will never survive. When she discovers her teenage daughter has played a part in vandalizing the store, Courtney taps into strength she didnt know existedor had long forgotten. The quietest of the three, she steps up and finds a way to save her family, the store, and the precious friendships that have grown within it. The Printed Letter Bookshop is the story of friends who find each otherand themselvesin a place none of them ever expected.
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Princess-Kingofkings
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All this #LitsyLove from @nelehelen 💌 tagged book is a Christian Fiction suggestion 📚

nelehelen ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3w
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megnews
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A few of 6 pages of Kindle today only deals

Crazeedi I've read them all (for a change!) 3w
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MaggieCarr
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Pickpick

Truth! "...to feel wired for others yet irrelevant; to need community but equally to be unable to find one; that cleaning, cooking, and caring for my family is a pleasure and a blessing, but it isn't the same as feeling connected to them; to do things for others isn't the same as being with them; that watching television...isn't always "spending an evening together." ...I wonder what within me is compelling enough that anyone would stay with me."

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BookNAround
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A sweet, gentle, and somewhat predictable read about three women coming to terms with their lives and the changes they want and need to make as they band together to try and save their bookstore. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/05/review-printed-letter-bookshop-by.html

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LA_Mead
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@KarynGood thank you so much for the lovely birthday surprise!!! I‘m really looking forward to reading this! ❤️😍📚

KarynGood Yay! It arrived! Enjoy! 2mo
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Tanzy13
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Love, friendship, and family find a home at the Printed Letter Bookshop. The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.

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rather_be_reading
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I never get tired of this.

Velvetfur Whatever that drink is, it looks perfect for hot weather so I want one 😂 3mo
dilawar Nice 3mo
rather_be_reading @Velvetfur haha it was an iced macchiato 3mo
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rather_be_reading
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Sitting in my fav bakery for lunch while reading TPLB.

OriginalCyn620 That place is beautiful! 😊 3mo
wanderinglynn Wow, that looks like a lovely spot! 3mo
Pruzy Great vibe 🙌 3mo
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lovelyreader Looks very beautiful! 3mo
RamsFan1963 @rather_be_reading where is this bakery located? It looks awfully familiar to me. 3mo
Annashep Looks lovely 🧁 3mo
eve8 It looks like a very relaxing place 3mo
rather_be_reading @wanderinglynn one of my favs! 3mo
rather_be_reading @Pruzy it really dus! 3mo
rather_be_reading @RamsFan1963 haha its in claremont california 3mo
rather_be_reading @eve8 it def is! 3mo
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tammysue
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4.5 ☆ This is my 1st Katherine Reay novel and what a lovely read it turned out to be. It‘s centered around three women and a cherished small-town independent bookstore named Printed Letter Bookshop.
It overflows with many wonderful things—reconnecting with loved ones, having hope, trusting another and creating lifelong friendships. It‘s a great story!

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rather_be_reading
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Book 97 of 2019
#arc #netgalley #ebook

KRyann12 Literally just finished that on Audible and absolutely loved it! 3mo
rather_be_reading @KRyann12 haha! so cute 3mo
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Princess-Kingofkings
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This book is filled with little bits of fun like this quote. #frs

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Princess-Kingofkings
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my current read and #LitsyLove headed out ~ love these Sesame Street stamps #frs

AmyG Ooooooo I love the stamps! Look forward to getting a letter. 💕 4mo
Bookwormjillk I bought the same stamps, so fun! 4mo
Lovesbooks87 I used those stamps today when I sent out some letter too! 4mo
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LapReader Pretty please send me a letter with one of those stamps on it. 4mo
JenlovesJT47 Yay! I‘m way behind on replying to letters, hoping to catch up next week 4mo
Princess-Kingofkings @LapReader I don't think those stamps will cover the postage to you but I'll fix you up with a surprise! 😘 4mo
LapReader Yay! There is a letter on the way to you. 4mo
Crazeedi Good book and great stamps! Now I have to go see if my little post office has them!! 4mo
aprilpohren Love love love the stamps!! 3mo
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mamawray
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This book was like reading a Hallmark movie! After reading a few reviews about it being a little slow I almost put it back on the shelf (I typically prefer adventure/mystery), but I'm so glad I determined to read it! I loved seeing the transformation of the 3 main character as they each navigated their way through a tough, life-changing season. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey!

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Princess-Kingofkings
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This book is cracking me up!

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Princess-Kingofkings
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I want to be crazy 🤪 ~ I'm 4 pages in and I love it!

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Princess-Kingofkings
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@Jee_HookedOnBookz I think your #LitsyLove bookmark pairs perfectly with this book. I'm digging in tonight.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wow! Yes it does! ☺️❤️❤️Enjoy your book! ❤️ ❤️ 4mo
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trigeekgirl

“Because I keep reading and feeling this yes, right here, again and again, and it‘s not that I‘m agreeing with anything—it feels like the opposite, that I‘ve gotten so much wrong, but yet I‘m loved and, if I ask for forgiveness, I can be forgiven and it can be spring. And that compels me to change. All the grace and mercy and love that‘s there for the asking, for the receiving, is not a fairy tale.”

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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this book about 3 women trying to run a bookshop and learning about friendship along the way, but I really just found it to be only okay. This is mainly because the women aren‘t drawn finely enough to make them completely distinct characters, and some of the elements of the plot are predictable.

Lova Thanks for the heads up- I was about to add it to my list but maybe I‘ll wait. 4mo
KathyWheeler @Lova I don‘t like to discourage anyone from reading something they might enjoy, and I didn‘t hate it — I‘m just glad I got it from the library. 4mo
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KathyWheeler
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Only 2 hours left and not much has really happened.
The top picture is the university‘s rec center.

#bookfitnesschallenge results
Walking = 3.16 miles
Weight training = 25 minutes

#bfc #audiowalk @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 But sorry the book is a dud. 4mo
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn it‘s just kind of meh. Maybe the ending will pull it out. 4mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 4mo
KathyWheeler @BookwormAHN Thanks for always being so supportive. 😊 4mo
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KathyWheeler
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I think my problem is that I‘m listening to instead of reading this book, but I‘m having a little trouble keeping the three main characters apart in my head. Finally, at 3 hours in, they are beginning to separate out.

#bookfitnesschallenge results
Walking = 3.12 miles
Swimming = 1.14 miles

#bfc #audiowalk @wanderinglynn

SW-T I read it and it was still tricky to keep them separated. 4mo
KathyWheeler @SW-T Good to know. Sometimes I‘m not sure if a problem is a problem with the book or with the format. 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great day! 4mo
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SW-T I read it in ebook format...there were character headings (tiny, but there). Still had to double check to see who was who. Normally not an issue for me. Oh...and great job on your workout! 🙂 4mo
KathyWheeler @SW-T in the audiobook, they say the character‘s name as a headings, but sometimes I don‘t hear it. Thanks! 4mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4mo
Kaye Beautiful hydrangeas. 🌺 4mo
KathyWheeler @Kaye They are all over campus too, making it really pretty. Most of them are blue, but there are some pink ones too. 4mo
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KathyWheeler
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Wandered down to the beach for a bit today; it wasn‘t for long enough, but, for me, it never is.

#bookfitnesschallenge results
Walking = 3.34 miles

#bfc #audiowalk @wanderinglynn

Caterina Walking on the beach is the best. ❤️ 4mo
KathyWheeler @Caterina Yes, it is. 😊 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And I miss living near beaches with sand. The beaches up here in WA state just aren‘t the same. 4mo
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KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn I‘ve never been to WA state. I‘d like to go sometime. 4mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4mo
wanderinglynn It‘s beautiful! But the beaches are rocks, not sand. I honk there‘s one sand beach around here (at least that I know of). 4mo
BethM Good job! How‘s the book? It sounds interesting! 4mo
KathyWheeler @BethM it seems good so far, but I‘m only a couple of chapters in. 4mo
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Crazeedi
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was a book about women. How we struggle, how we plan, how our plans go awry, how we stand fast against the trials of our lives, how we come through those trials stronger, how we count on family and friends, and how we sometimes use and abuse those relationships. Good story.

mreads Nice review, stacked! 4mo
gradcat This does sound good, Diane...thanks for the great review—stacked! 📚 ♥️ 4mo
tammysue I‘m looking forward to this one, glad you enjoyed it! 💖 4mo
Kdgordon88 Stacked! 4mo
SilversReviews Love this cover and book title. 4mo
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TCFG16
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The Printed Letter Bookshop is my first read of a Katherine Reay novel & I am blown away, so much so I bawled in my kitchen like a baby when I read the final word on the last page. This novel was the cathartic read I didn‘t even know I needed. The characters in The Printed Letter Bookshop are wonderfully crafted. This is a story about dynamic women living life as honestly and honorably as they can. The Printed Letter Bookshop is phenomenal.

Princess-Kingofkings I bought this at Baker on Friday. 5mo
TCFG16 I hope you love it @Princess-Kingofkings 5mo
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Courtneyjo_reads
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Happy pub day to The Printed Letter Bookshop, 5/5 ⭐️

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Courtneyjo_reads
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I absolutely loved this book! 5/5 ⭐️

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Melissa_J
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This is a sweet novel about love, friendship, family, and the transformative power of books. I fell in love with the novel‘s characters, and with the titular bookshop (now I totally want to run a bookshop of my own!) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tamra If I didn‘t have to make money, it‘s the first thing I‘d do! 😆 5mo
Melissa_J @Tamra I know, right? 5mo
BiblioLitten @Tamra Absolutely! And I‘m still thinking about the incredible bookstore that was in @CouronneDhiver ‘s post the other day. @LeahBergen 🇨🇦 5mo
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LeahBergen @BiblioLitten Me, too! 😆 5mo
Courtneyjo_reads I‘m currently reading this book and loving it! 5mo
Melissa_J @Courtneyjo_reads isn‘t it great? It‘s definitely my favourite of Reay‘s books, although I haven‘t yet read them all. 5mo
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Princess-Kingofkings
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I will be going to Baker Book House next week to buy this book!

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Melissa_J
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I‘m up earlier than expected for a Saturday and the rest of my family is still asleep. I‘m taking advantage of the quiet by having a lazy start to my day. My early start does call for a supersize mug of tea ☕️

This book is delightful so far! I mean, what‘s not to love about a book that centres around a bookshop?

Erofan Mug 😍 5mo
LeahBergen A “tea stein”! 5mo
Melissa_J @LeahBergen ha ha, yes it is 😊 5mo
Melissa_J @Erofan I do love my mugs! 5mo
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Melissa_J
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Finished City of Fire (it was really good!) and have now moved on to this. Isn‘t the cover lovely?

Cathythoughts Cover & post really lovely ♥️👍🏻 5mo
Sarah83 Looks like a great book. Feeling a bit better? 5mo
TrishB It is 😘 5mo
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Melissa_J @Sarah83 sort of. It‘s a head cold, and I‘m super stuffed up, but I‘ve managed to stay away all day so far and reading is going well, but it‘s about all that I can handle. 5mo
Melissa_J @TrishB so far, the book is living up to its cover 👍🏻 5mo
Sarah83 Sounds good 😘 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Nice cover! 5mo
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Princess-Kingofkings
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I'm really looking forward to reading this book and meeting Katherine in August at the Fiction Readers Summit in Grand Rapids.

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Courtneyjo_reads
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“Without wandering through her house tonight, I would never have known we owned many of the same books. Not books you put on display, but books you keep on your bedside table. Books you read. Books you love.”

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BookNAround
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Don‘t you just love the cover of this one? Started it today.

booksaremyfavorite Jealous! I can‘t wait for this one! 5mo
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Courtneyjo_reads
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Princess-Kingofkings
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I love Monday morning emails like this!

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hes7
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#BookMail

"The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.” —Rachel McMillan, author of Murder in the City of Liberty

smilingshelves Well, this book just went on the top of my to buy list! One of my newly discovered favorite authors, and look at that cover! 6mo
MidnightBookGirl I don't even care what's inside the book, I need that cover! 6mo
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robinb
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There was a lot going on in this one. It centers around 3 women (and one in absentia...everyone needs an Aunt Maddie) and is told in alternating chapters by them. The bookshop itself becomes its own character as they live and learn through the wisdom from beloved books, their past mistakes and their friendship. And for bibliophiles, there are 70 books alluded to throughout the book. 😊 Enjoyable read. 4/5⭐️

#NetGalley #ThomasNelson
Out 5/14 🔽

robinb I also really liked that the importance of female friendships was stressed here and how vital they are to a woman‘s well-being. (edited) 7mo
Crazeedi Thanks for reviewing! 7mo
Princess-Kingofkings This is on my TBR list. This author is new to me and will be at the Fiction Readers Summit in Grand Rapids in August. 7mo
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robinb @Princess-Kingofkings This was my second book by her. I read this one last year. It was good too, but in a different way. The stories were very different. 7mo
robinb @Crazeedi 👍😊📚 7mo
Crazeedi @Princess-Kingofkings I have relatives in Grand Rapids !! One owns a bar, one is a pharmacist/flower shop owner 7mo
Princess-Kingofkings @Crazeedi there you go-ready made lodging 7mo
Crazeedi @Princess-Kingofkings yes, I've visited them a few times 7mo
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robinb
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About to start this one! 😊📚

Crazeedi Is this one good? 7mo
robinb @Crazeedi Yes, so far so good...I‘m about 65% in. I haven‘t read as much this week...it doesn‘t help that I‘m also a slooow reader. 🤣🙄🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
Crazeedi 😊ty! 7mo
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Princess-Kingofkings
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Katherine Reay will be attending the Fiction Readers Summit in August here in Michigan. You better believe I'll be buying this book and getting her to sign it in Friday night of the event.

Laura317 I loved her other books. I will have to give this a try. 7mo
Princess-Kingofkings @Laura317 that's encouraging because I haven't read any of her books 7mo
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Nicki_K
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Thanks to #netgalley for the ARC in exchange for a fair review. This book was a heartwarming delight and a change from my usual thriller/darker reading choices. If you love books/bookshops/people focused feel good books this is definitely one to add to your TBR. I loved getting to know these 3 ladies, what made them tick and how a wise old Aunt uses her love of books to bring her estranged niece right back to where she needs to be. 💜💜

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Jhullie
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A lovely, gentle story about books, reading, friendship and so much more. This book has it all and delivers in bite-size pieces which last til the final page. Here‘s to books and bookshops everywhere. #NetGalley

SilversReviews I LOVE the title of this book. 10mo
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Jhullie
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I am totally loving this ARC. Inheriting a book shop in a country town? Yes please!!!

MarthaG I love the cover. 10mo
hes7 I love Reay‘s books! Can‘t wait to read this one. 10mo
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Jhullie
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Best book quote of the year❣️📚

Cinfhen 💕🙌🏻 10mo
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Birdsong28
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Yes please #Netgalley Request now #theprintedletterbookshop

Crazeedi Ooooo, this book! I love books with 'book' in the title 11mo
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