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Haunted Bookshop
Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
Aubrey Gilbert stops by a bookshop in the hopes of finding a new client. There he meets the proprietor, Roger Migglin. He does not succeed in selling advertising copy, but learns that his biggest client's daughter also works at the bookshop.
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Carleneishere
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My local independent bookshop is run by romance author Angela Quarles and her shelf tags are always good for a giggle! #romantsy

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HillsAndHamletsBookshop
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I recently listened to this on Libro.fm with @underground_bks and so enjoyed it! Despite some understandably dated gender politics, as booksellers his work is often quoted and referenced and it was really fun!

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GatheringBooks
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#BlackCatChallenge Day 19: Contrary to what the title suggests, there are no ghosts in this novel. The bookshop is essentially #haunted by “the ghosts of all great literature.” Nicely put, right? I also loved how the main character articulated the nightmare of every bibliophile who has his or her own library – the sheer impossibility of reading all the novels in the world that speak to us. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-gov

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staci.reads
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Visited this charming, historic bookstore today 😍

rather_be_reading how awesome!! love the name! 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh wow! (How haunted is it? 🤭) 9mo
staci.reads @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Scariest thing we experienced was a pretentious English major complaining loudly about what she believes is a badly translated version of Le Miserables 😂 9mo
staci.reads @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled The story is that the bookshop is named after the Christopher Morley book by that name. 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ah! Now I get it. And, pretentious English majors 🙄 - I‘d rather face a ghost, thanks 9mo
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HotCocoaReads
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I loved this book about the spooky happenings around an old dusty bookshop on the east coast. Okay, so it's not haunted with ghosts, just the souls of the books that have chosen their readers. I love this idea. So many lovely quotes for us bibliophiles! The detective story was good--not predictable, so I consider that pretty good!

LeahBergen I‘ve had this book for ages (along with Parnassus on Wheels) and should really get to them one of these days. 🙄 9mo
HotCocoaReads @LeahBergen I want to read Parnassus on Wheels now! 9mo
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YouReadMyEyes
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Till the season...when things go bump in the night. BOO 👻 I love fall.

A great #bookhaul at the #antiquarianbookfair today! I‘m ready for October and all the creepy things.

#sciencefiction #horror #haunted #bookfair #screamathon

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Teafiend
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Quirkybookworm ❤️❤️ 11mo
Amyegia I loved this book! 11mo
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Megara
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Cute handwritten ex libris found in a 1919 copy of The Haunted Bookshop. #usedbooks #exlibris #foundinabook #cats

Libby1 Wonderful! 12mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“That's why I call this place the Haunted Bookshop. Haunted by the ghosts of the books I haven't read. Poor uneasy spirits, they walk and walk around me. There's only one way to lay the ghost of a book, and that is to read it.”
#readingresolutions #bookstore

Liatrek Oh wow then my house is filled with ghost! I better get reading😊 I wonder can I use that as a call out excuse. “Hey, boss I can‘t make it I got some ghost busting to do “📚📚📚 1y
mrp27 This is one of my current reads (I always read more than one book at a time)! 1y
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sunnyaltman
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I'm getting a head start on one of my New Year's resolutions to actually post on Litsy! A coworker who used to own a bookstore brought this to me to read today. Let's see if his recommendation holds up!

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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RaimeyGallant I have a link to a blog post I wrote with some other peeps on here with a bunch of Litsy tips, but someone yesterday told me I was being spammy. If you want it, let me know. :) 2y
sunnyaltman I would love the link @RaimeyGallant! (edited) 2y
BookishMe I LOVE the other book 1y
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xicanti
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Today I went to Sidney, the Saanich Peninsula's Book Town. I spent most of my time poking around the museum and all the awesome thrift stores (with lots of attention paid to the books sections), then scarfing down some amazing fried cod and chowder at Fish On 5th, but I did manage a longish dive into The Haunted Bookshop.

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BarbaraJean
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...the terrible hypnotism of #war, the brute mass impulse; the pride & national spirit; the instinctive simplicity of men, that makes them worship what is their own above everything else. I‘ve thrilled & shouted with patriotic pride...Music & flags & men marching in step have bewitched me...then I‘ve gone home & sworn to root this evil instinct out of my soul. God help us, let‘s love the world, love humanity; not just our own country. #quotsynov17

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CuriousG
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So I've read Parnassus on Wheels several times and love it beyond belief, but have never taken the leap to read the sequel. So glad I finally got started. #inlove #booksforthesoul #parnassus

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Palimpsest
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I was blown away by my Halloween exchange from @rubyslippersreads and love absolutely everything! I actually had tears of joy and unbelief when I opened the vintage Haunted Bookshop. I‘ve wanted to read The Night Circus forever and Distant Waves looks great! Everything was wrapped with impeccable detail and I‘m beyond delighted with everything. It was like you‘ve known me my whole life! I can‘t thank you enough for such a special gift! 😘

batsy Lovely. That vintage edition 😍 2y
Palimpsest @batsy I know! I was so ecstatic! It‘s from 1920! I love a lot of different vintage and antique items, but especially books! I love it! 2y
rubyslippersreads I'm so happy you loved everything (and that the chocolate cat didn't break in the mail. 😸) 2y
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LeahBergen Gorgeous! 😍😍 2y
Palimpsest @rubyslippersreads The chocolate cat is indeed in one piece and it‘s so cool that I almost hate to eat it. Almost. :) 2y
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Jhullie
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I need some inspiration. I'm looking for a bone-chilling ghost story. 💀

Bklover Me too! 2y
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StaceyKondla I second House of Leaves - this book is a brick and a challenge to read, but it is creepy AF and worth the effort 2y
Pogue I second The Haunting of Hill House! 2y
Lizpixie Phil Rickmans books are seriously creepy 2y
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GatheringBooks
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More Sunday afternoon indulgence. Bring on the calories!

Cinfhen Yum 😋 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#FallIntoBooks Day 25: I just finished reading "Parnassus On Wheels" yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. This, being the book's sequel is "NextUp" - perfect for our ongoing #MetaReading theme.

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youngreadrshelf
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A little disappointing based on the title I had hopes for the supernatural. It was kind of a spy/mystery with the author able to promote books in the telling. It's kind of slow – takes a while to get to the intrigue but interesting after it gets going. I did really like all the references to books and reading! 🤓

charl08 Have you read this other one of his? Caused chajos for my wishlist. 2y
charl08 Or even chaos 2y
youngreadrshelf @charl08 no I haven't. But have seen that this is a companion story to that. I may have to give that one a go. 2y
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Lmstraubie
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I had downloaded this book for free from a Kindle deal, but wouldn't have minded paying for it. Mr. & Mrs. Mifflin own a bookshop in Brooklyn. Titania has come to work for them, by the request of her father, to learn about the business of selling books. Aubrey stumbles upon this shop & gets tied up in a mystery of disappearing books. A quick read that also promotes a love of good books and reading.

I kind of like the reflection in the picture. 😁

LauraBeth Great review (and pic)! 2y
Lmstraubie @LauraBeth Thx ☺️ 2y
monkeygirlsmama Sounds good! Stacking 2y
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Lmstraubie
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I wish there could be an international peace conference of booksellers, for (you will smile at this) my own conviction is that the future happiness of the world depends in no small measure on them and on the librarians. #librariansoflitsy

kspenmoll 👏😊 2y
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Lmstraubie
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What I‘m telling you is that the bookseller is a public servant. He ought to be pensioned by the state. The honour of his profession should compel him to do all he can to spread the distribution of good stuff.

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Lmstraubie
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I'm on a roll with books about books. ☺️📚
#currentread

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Brie
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A companion novella to Parnassus on Wheels. Mr. and Mrs. Mifflin are now the proprietors of a bookshop in Brooklyn haunted by the past greats of literature. After they hire the wealthy Titania Chapman, a real haunting seems underfoot as a certain book keeps disappearing. Ad man and admirer of Titania, Aubrey Gilbert, plays sleuth in this bookish mystery. I've never seen my name in a book before, so that was fun. #24in48 #readathon

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Brie
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My #24in48 #TBR stack for this weekend! Not pictured: some Penguin Little Black Classics that I'll read in between. I'm so excited 📚📖📚

Mdargusch You are ambitious! Which one are you starting with? 2y
Brie @Mdargusch I doubt I'll finish them all! Since it's the biggest, I might start with 2y
Brie @Graciouswarriorprincess I'm really excited for it! I loved 2y
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Caroline2
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Ohhhhhh how awesome does this 15th century bookshop look?!?! 👀 😲 😍 (it's in Lewes, East Sussex!)

elkeo_TheBookDragon Oh, that is FANTASTIC!! 2y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 2y
TrishB Lovely 💝 2y
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ephemeralwaltz Oh my god😍😍👌 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
TheAliceEvers Wow 😱😍 2y
UwannaPublishme Cool! 😍🙌🏻 2y
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youngreadrshelf
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While I've got more than enough on my #TBR shelf to keep me busy for years, I still download books to my Kindle (and borrow from the library on it) for when I travel. This is a #traveling book!

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BarbaraJean
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I finished this while audiocleaning yesterday. It's full of a lot of digressions on the noble profession of bookselling, and quite a bit of post-WWI intrigue.... and while I didn't find it as thoroughly delightful as Parnassus on Wheels, it was still lots of bookish fun.

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BarbaraJean
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ON THE RETURN OF A BOOK LENT TO A FRIEND:

I GIVE humble & hearty thanks for the safe return of this book which having endured the perils of my friend's bookcase & the bookcases of my friend's friends, now returns to me in reasonably good condition.

I GIVE humble & hearty thanks that my friend did not see fit to give this book to his infant as a plaything, nor use it as an ash-tray for his burning cigar, nor as a teething-ring for his mastiff.👇

BarbaraJean WHEN I lent this book I deemed it as lost: I was resigned to the bitterness of the long parting: I never thought to look upon its pages again.
BUT NOW that my book is come back to me, I rejoice and am exceeding glad! Bring hither the fatted morocco and let us rebind the volume and set it on the shelf of honour: for this my book was lent, and is returned again.
PRESENTLY, therefore, I may return some of the books that I myself have borrowed.
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BarbaraJean I think someone needs to make bookplates with this quote... 😂 2y
ValerieAndBooks Love it!! 2y
hgrimes Congrats! 2y
JazzFeathers 😂 Grandly said! 👍 2y
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Lmstraubie
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It's a #bookaboutbooks & it's #free for Kindle today. What more could you ask for?? ☺️📚
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B017LB6UOA/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=

christineandbooks I grabbed that too! 2y
Andrew65 Not in UK ☹️ 2y
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AJBowers
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Is it me, or does this look like a way to lure a bibliophile to their death??
It puts the lotion in the basket.

Jess_Read_This Hmm.. maybe.. but at least it's not a windowless white work van? 🤔😂😂😂 2y
8little_paws Lol whatever, I'd take my chances 😂😂 2y
LectricSheep I'd be in there with a hardhat and a tote bag in 2.5 seconds. A murderer's bookstore is #stillabookstore 💅🏻 2y
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JacqMac I'll bring the flashlight! 😂 2y
Bookzombie 😂😂 2y
Lmstraubie 😅😅😅 2y
Nonaroo 😂🙀 2y
RowReads1 You know there has to be some treasures in there. ☠️ 2y
AJBowers @8little_paws @LectricSheep @JacqMac @RowReads1 LOL you'd sooo get caught! Unless you all went in together like the freaking avengers. Safety in numbers, "we're here for the books!!!" 2y
LectricSheep @AJBowers @8little_paws @JacqMac @RowReads1 I'd be down to SWAT team in with you guys. 2y
AJBowers @LectricSheep @8little_paws @JacqcMac @RowReads1 LOL if I was that killer I WOULD be scared of a bunch of book hungry bibliophiles storming in ??? "give us the books and nobody gets hurt!!" 2y
mjdowens Sure does. I would still be the first one in😂😂 2y
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drbethandherkindle
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Finally had my first visit to The Strand today and it was wonderful! I wanted to touch everything and then purchase everything, but alas, I can only carry so much.

Special cameo by @kitty_reads

Karkar So jealous!! 2y
Hooked_on_books 😍 Love those tote bags! 2y
tpixie It's color coded! Like #PenguinDropCaps!!! 2y
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TheCanuckReader
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One more reason to soldier through my TBR! Must settle those bookish ghosts 😊
#deepthoughts
#currentread

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Karionie
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Mehso-so

There are plenty of noteworthy lines in this book, and fun to be had counting how many of the more arcane literary references you understand, but overall, this is a book I would not recommend except to a very select group of die-hard bibliophiles.

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Karionie
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"Between ourselves, there is no such thing, abstractly, as a 'good' book. A book is 'good' only when it meets some human hunger or refutes some human error. A book that is good for me would very likely be punk for you."

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JoeStalksBeck
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My new phone cover that @Audiobookhead got me!

Suzze ❤❤❤ 2y
Bibliogeekery Awesome! 2y
melbeautyandbooks That's so cool! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's gorgeous! 2y
tpixie Fun!! 2y
kspenmoll Love it! 2y
Readage ❤️ 2y
Texreader This is awesome! 2y
Linda906 Ohhhh must have!😀📚 2y
minkyb 😍😍😍 2y
TNbookworm LOVE! 2y
Gissy 😍 2y
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Panpan

Unbelievably boring, wannabe intellectual and the 'love story', just like the 'espionage story' feels completely artificial, not believable and realistic.

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Mehso-so

Am Anfang habe ich das Buch für eine Art Sherlock Holmes für Buchliebhaber gehalten. Aus jedem Satz spricht die Liebe des Autors zur Literatur. In der zweiten Hälfte hat sich das Buch dann aber ziemlich gezogen und das Ende fand ich einfach nur seltsam und übertrieben.

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“Yes, books are man's supreme triumph, for they gather up and transmit all other triumphs.“

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Amyegia
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"Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse full of explosives."

vivastory I was under the impression that was a normal sized novel. Stacked! 3y
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Amyegia
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You'll find the proprietor where the tobacco smoke is thickest.

readinginthedark This makes me think of Black Books! 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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There were many great blurbs/quotes in this book, but if I have to choose, this is probably my favourite. #day6 #bestblurbs #seasonsreadings2016

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GlitteryOtters
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So much love for these two Christopher Morley books. #seasonsreadings2016 #setinbookstores #setinlibraries

rubyslippersreads That looks like Toto on the cover! 3y
Suzze Loved those, especially Parnassus on Wheels! 💕💕 3y
RealLifeReading I've not seen these before but what wonderful covers! 3y
GlitteryOtters @RealLifeReading aren't the covers so awesome?! When I was a bookseller I used to hand sell these like crazy because the covers alone sold the book to any huge book nerd. 😂 3y
GlitteryOtters @Suzze I love them both, but the Haunted Bookshop is my favorite (I've more recently discovered that I am in the minority in that opinion...it seems like the fans are 10-1 Parnassus fans (in fact, the number of people who love Parnassus, but don't even know that The Haunted Bookshop exists is insane!) 3y
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Next Up! Written in 1919, 2 years after Parnassus On Wheels😀I suspect this will be as fun as it's predecessor.

Louise Oh, this looks delicious! To the TBR with you, oh Book! 😆 3y
TheLondonBookworm Two of the worlds greatest words together in a book title 😍 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Louise 😀 @TheLondonBookworm Yes! although, I've temporarily been sidetracked by a YA read which is a page turner!! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Note to future self: you bailed at p58...pick up next October 3y
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BetterWorldBooks
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You know what's spooky? This frighteningly good book sale! Http://bit.ly/spookybooksale

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Annl
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Is Mom doing another read-a-thon? I believe she is! #hellooctober @Liberty

Jenshootsweddings Love it ❤️ 3y
Simona Some serious discussions.❤️💯 3y
LauraBeth 😂😂😂 3y
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Bookzombie I love this pic!💕🐱🐶 3y
cant_remove_my_account So cute 😍 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Nice to see your family with you. 😉😻 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻 3y
ValerieAndBooks I love how they really look like they're having this conversation! 3y
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WordWaller
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Yesterday's #usedbook buys! Minus the cat... 😽 Really excited for both of these and I might actually read them SOON and not let them collect dust! Ahh, that's my book buying problem for you 😂 📚📚📚

tricours Americanah is one of the best books I've ever read. 3y
Librariana "Minus the cat" ? Love it! Great purchases! 3y
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Suzze
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Not as good as its prequel, Parnassus on Wheels. The first was a sweet love story involving books. This was more of a bookstore mystery/spy thriller. Both had their moments. A book about books always piques my interest.

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Suzze
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Pickpick

Not as good as its prequel, Parnassus on Wheels. The first was a sweet love story involving books. This was more of a bookstore mystery/spy thriller. Both had their moments. A book about books always piques my interest.

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Liberty
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I am under the weather today. Perhaps it was all the #biblioweekend excitement (or perhaps the reason above?). Anyway, I am taking my books and climbing back into bed. 📚😴

PS - A very happy pub day to @AmyStewart ! The follow-up to GIRL WAITS WITH GUN, LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE, is out today!! 🎉🎉🎉

Cinfhen Feel better Liberty 💕 3y
KarenUK Feel better soon 💗 3y
Soubhiville Get well soon 🤒🍲☕️ 📚 Soup tea and books will clear you right up! 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi Feel better! 3y
Dragon Take care of yourself 😷get well soon! 3y
Mimi28 Feel better soon! ☕️🍎🌞🌻 3y
[DELETED] 3216391035 Know the feeling myself today...books & rest make everything better! 📚💤 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Feel better soon! 3y
LauraBrook Take it easy today, watch 30 Rock on a loop, and nap the day away! 3y
LeahBergen Feel better!! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Get well soon! 3y
KVanRead Best part of being under the weather = books in bed.🤒 3y
YvonneES Feel better soon- hot tea with honey lemon and a dash of whiskey might help😷 3y
Carol Hope you're on the mend. I can't wait to read Lady Cop! 3y
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