The Lost for Words Bookshop

The Lost for Words Bookshop

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"The Lost for Words Bookshop is a compelling, irresistible, and heart-rending novel, perfect for fans of The Storied Life of AJ Fikry and The Little Paris Bookshop. "The Lost for Words Bookshop pushes all my bookish buttons."--Red (Books to Read) "Quirky, clever and unputdownable."--Katie Fforde "Burns fiercely with love and hurt. A rare and beautiful novel."--Linda Green, bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you. Into her hiding place - the bookstore where she works - come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries. Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250124531
Branch Call Number: BUTLAND
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 12, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed 'The Lost for Words Bookshop'. The story is about a lost girl, determined to remain invisible and lost. Author Stephanie Butland uses a deft and gentle hand to reel us readers into Loveday's story, the intricacies of her life and her determination to remain invisible all the while surrounding us with the love of the written word like a warm, dependable glove.

It all begins with a lost book she happened to find . . .

" It has a couple of corners folded down, neatly, making interested right-angled triangle. I wouldn't do that myself - I'm an honourer of books and, anyway how hard is it to find a bookmark?"

Ha! Not hard at all according to my husband. My bookmarks all seem to always be in our bed with him . . and find themselves stuck to an arm or leg!

This is a sad yet beautifully redeeming story filled with the hardest of bravery from a girl who thinks she desires nothing more than to be invisible.

Mar 12, 2019

A truly delightful, beautiful book with interesting and multi-faceted characters. I was moved to tears several times by Loveday's experiences and wish I could continue to be a part of her world even after I've turned the final page. Folks who love books and love being around books will be touched by the connections made in these pages.

Dec 17, 2018

This was a fun little book with a main character I could really relate to. She prefers books to people, and loves digging through boxes of donated books. The story has some fun twists and turns amid smooth writing, giving a book that is easy and fun to read.

BPLpicks Dec 15, 2018

Loveday escapes the pain of her past through stories: she spends her days working in a bookshop and her evenings reading at home. When she finds a lost book, an unexpected connection with its owner forces her to confront her painful childhood and begin to build relationships with people instead of characters. Loveday is sarcastic and pessimistic, but as she reveals her past little by little she slowly grows into a character you can understand and root for.

Nov 03, 2018

I became an immediate fan of Stephanie Butland while reading this book. This title reminds me of Jenny Colgan's interesting feel-good stories.

This is not your average "find true love in a bookshop" kind of fiction. The characters are all lovably eccentric, a little bit damaged, and highly memorable. I found myself stretching out the reading of this book for days just so I could spend more time with the characters. You'll get your fix of mystery, romance, and charming bookshop, plus a dose of magicians, poetry readings, and tattoos. Loved it!


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