Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

Robin Sloan

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times ebook Prize for First Fiction, named a most sensible e-book of the yr by means of NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle

The nice Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon clear of lifestyles as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour book place. yet after a couple of days at the task, Clay discovers that the shop is extra curious than both its identify or its gnomic proprietor may recommend. the shoppers are few, they usually by no means appear to purchase anything―instead, they "check out" huge, imprecise volumes from unusual corners of the shop. Suspicious, Clay engineers an research of the clientele's habit, looking support from his variously gifted pals. but if they create their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they notice the bookstore's secrets and techniques expand some distance past its partitions. Rendered with impossible to resist brio and extraordinary intelligence, Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is precisely what it seems like: an institution you want to input and may by no means are looking to leave.

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