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. “From the Hardcover edition.
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Net Gallery and of course Little, Brown Book Group UK
This is definitely not a novel to be rushed in the words of perdu himself if you would to do this you would defiantly give this novel a disservice.
This book takes you on an adventure with perdu who is a Parisian bookseller and owner of the literary apothecary, his floating bookstore barge on the Seine. We go on a journey which takes you to the loves of his life through to the unbearable grief he has endured over the last 21 years. There are funny moments and very sad moments
I found this book charming and awe-inspiring
4 of 5 stars