The Secret Lives of Booksellers & Librarians

The Secret Lives of Booksellers & Librarians: True stories of the magic of reading

Science & Maths, Popular Science
Hardback Published on: 11/04/2024
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Features an exclusive interview with beloved author Judy Blume!


To be a bookseller or librarian . . .

You have to play detective.

Be a treasure hunter. A matchmaker. A brilliant listener.

A person who creates a kind of magic by pulling a book from a shelf, handing it to someone and saying, 'You've got to read this. You're going to love it'.

In this love letter to the heroes of literacy, James Patterson uncovers true stories from booksellers and librarians. Prepare to enter a world where you can feed your curiosities, discover new voices, and find whatever you need.

Meet the smart and talented people who live between the shelves - and who can't wait to help you find your next great read.



'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades.' LEE CHILD

'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' IAN RANKIN

'The master storyteller of our times' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' PATRICIA CORNWELL

'Patterson is in a class by himself' GUARDIAN

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529918892
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 573g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm

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The Secret Lives of Booksellers & Librarians
Protector of Books
We always think that the libraries are important ones but we forget the people who protect the books. Both Librarians and Booksellers are the guardians aga... READ MORE
Regina Mastrogiacomo
The Secret Lives of Booksellers & Librarians
They might be dragons guarding OUR treasures
Would it suffice it to say that after I'd finished my free but temporary digital galley edition I immediately got myself an audio so no one who visits me c... READ MORE
Janice Tangen