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The Little Paris Bookshop
The Little Paris Bookshop
Author: Nina George, Simon Pare (Translator)
Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? — 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 on...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553418798
ISBN-10: 0553418793
Publication Date: 3/22/2016
Pages: 408
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Broadway Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Little Paris Bookshop on
Helpful Score: 7
There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remediesI mean booksthat were written for one person onlyA 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: thats 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 countrys 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.

This was a book lovers pure delight! The wording was just so true, lovely and perfect. At first I thought the setting was a tad strange but then realizing that the bookshop was an old barge the guy had --- add boats to books and Im in heaven! The owner of the bookshop only sold books to people who could match them! It was delightful, loving, entertaining and at times downright funny. Get three guys rambling around on an old barge that hadnt been moved in 20 years with books all aroundjust heavenly!
plum-marie avatar reviewed The Little Paris Bookshop on + 115 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Well I loved the cover and the concept-books being prescribed for readers based on emotions or feelings they were dealing with. I also loved the idea of a boat bookstore! Those concepts were there in the book but as for the core story line I felt drained along with Perdu. You feel his emotions, grief, and all the in between. I wouldn't recommend this one unless a person was mourning the loss of a great love and in search of how to start over. I didn't care for the theme throughout that one person can not be enough and faithfulness isn't important. It seemed the author conveyed that those who were faithful (Catherine) lost a part of themselves in being so and that to be truly alive and in the moment (Manon) you had to be open to not committing to one person. I don't agree. Anyway it is a sad story about loss, love, and starting over [with a fair amount of adultery thrown in].
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eadieburke avatar reviewed The Little Paris Bookshop on + 1175 more book reviews
What I liked about this book - the bookstore owner knows and matches the perfect book to the person, he picks certain books to heal peopleâs emotions. The bookstore was a barge which sailed on the river and took on interesting characters. What I didnât like - romance not my favorite genre, writing was too wordy and descriptive, boring in parts. This book is a 50-50 gamble! Half the people love it & half are not too excited about it! Take a chance


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