WoW: THE BOOKSTORE by DEBORAH MEYLER @deborahmeyler @GalleryBooks

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at  Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

There is a Goodreads giveaway going on for this right now....HERE

A witty, sharply observed debut novel about a young woman who finds unexpected salvation while working in a quirky used bookstore in Manhattan.Impressionable and idealistic, Esme Garland is a young British woman who finds herself studying art history in New York. She loves her apartment and is passionate about the city and her boyfriend; her future couldn’t look brighter. Until she finds out that she’s pregnant.

Esme’s boyfriend, Mitchell van Leuven, is old-money rich, handsome, successful, and irretrievably damaged. When he dumps Esme—just before she tries to tell him about the baby—she resolves to manage alone. She will keep the child and her scholarship, while finding a part-time job to make ends meet. But that is easier said than done, especially on a student visa.

The Owl is a shabby, second-hand bookstore on the Upper West Side, an all-day, all-night haven for a colorful crew of characters: handsome and taciturn guitar player Luke; Chester, who hyperventilates at the mention of Lolita; George, the owner, who lives on protein shakes and idealism; and a motley company of the timeless, the tactless, and the homeless. The Owl becomes a nexus of good in a difficult world for Esme—but will it be enough to sustain her? Even when Mitchell, repentant and charming, comes back on the scene?

A rousing celebration of books, of the shops where they are sold, and of the people who work, read, and live in them, The Bookstore is also a story about emotional discovery, the complex choices we all face, and the accidental inspirations that make a life worth the reading.(less)
Paperback352 pages
Expected publication: August 20th 2013 by Gallery Books


  1. I want to read this. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the heads up that there was a giveaway on Goodreads for it. I entered lol.

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  2. OK I need to read this book!!!!! Fab pick. Loving the blog btw. It is so cute!!

    Feel Free to pop over and check out our picks this week: Waiting on Wednesday #17

    Siobhan @ Totally Bookalicious

  3. This sounds like a story with a really powerful message - great selection!

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  4. I'm not usually a huge fan of the contemporary genre - but this one sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Mandi Kaye | My WoW

  5. Sounds like a good book! I think I want to go to that bookstore already. :)

  6. I have a post about this one coming up closer to the release date. I enjoyed it, nice read!

  7. An interesting pick, enjoy!


  8. Sounds like a great book for book lovers! Nothing better than a book with books in the story!

    Thanks for the link to the GR giveaway!

  9. Ooh I can't wait to read this one! Great WoW pick!
    -Scott Reads It!

  10. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the heads up about the giveaway as well.


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