The Little Paris Bookshop
“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”

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.

The Little Paris Bookshop Details

Book TitleThe Little Paris Bookshop
Book Author
ISBN9780553418774
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages392
Rating
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The Little Paris Bookshop Reviews

  • Chris
    Oct 22, 2016

    Chris

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish – one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children’s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books...

  • Suzy
    Sep 13, 2016

    Suzy

    This story of a Parisian bookseller who sets out on his bookstore on a barge to find the lover who abandoned him 20 years ago started out on a promising note but very quickly devolved. So many times I was rolling my eyes and groaning . . . and not in a good way. :) I felt the author wa...

  • Magdalena
    Aug 30, 2016

    Magdalena

    SWEDISH REVIEW Jag föll för omslaget och handlingsbeskrivningen av Den lilla bokhandeln i Paris. En man som ägnar sig åt att sälja böcker för att läka brustna hjärtan lätt alldeles förtjusande. Jag hoppades verkligen att den skulle inge mig samma kä...

  • Andrea
    Aug 12, 2016

    Andrea

    ‘Books are more than doctors, of course. Some novels are loving, lifelong companions; some give you a clip around the ear; others are friends who wrap you in warm towels when you’ve got those autumn blues. And some … well, some are pink candy floss that tingles in your b...

  • Algernon
    Jun 7, 2016

    Algernon

    One word review : Overkill!There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine sentimen...

  • Connie
    May 29, 2016

    Connie

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

  • ♥ Sandi
    May 15, 2016

    ♥ Sandi

    An ARC received from Goodreads for an honest review ~~The floating barge bookstore...what a marvelous idea! Monsieur Jean Perdu is hiding from the world -he has shut himself off from everyone - except for his bookstore. He spends his time matching books to customers to heal whatever ai...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    May 4, 2016

    Jeffrey Keeten

    ”Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It’s love from within.”People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirm...

  • Irene
    Apr 17, 2016

    Irene

    A bookseller has a nearly mystical ability to assess the deepest longings or wounds of customers and prescribe the exact book to heal the hurt, fire the courage or answer the heart. Ironically, the primary characters are not cured by books, but by friendship, time and love. I felt badl...

  • Britany
    Apr 16, 2016

    Britany

    I opened this book up and fell into the story- heart first. I love Monsieur Jean Perdu, a lonely man, who prescribes books for different ailments. He owns a bookstore on a barge called the Literary Apothecary- I loved this setting! An old unopened letter reveals a bitter truth and Jea...