The Last Bookshop In London – by Madeline Martin (2021)

The year is 1939, and Grace Bennett is finally able to leave the small community she grew up in, and move to the city of London with her friend Viv. They live with an old family friend, and look for jobs. Grace finds work at the Primrose Hill bookshop. She hasn’t been much of a reader up to that point, but as time goes by, she begins to catch the joy of books. Mr. Evans, the elderly shop owner, is grumpy at first, but soon he and Grace are re-organizing the shop and business begins to increase.

But things are about to change drastically. Grace is shocked when Hitler starts bombing the city of London.

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Best Sellers Lists

best sellers list

We’ve all seen it across the top of a brand-new book in the library or bookstore: “New York Times Best Seller!” This phrase is your cue that everyone is reading it and you should be too. You don’t want to be the only person in your circle of friends and acquaintances that hasn’t read this book, do you?

Over the years, I’ve looked at the New York best sellers list many times, reading the brief descriptions of books. Very seldom did I actually find anything that sounded appealing to me. Maybe I’m just not a classy person. Maybe my taste in books is too eclectic. Or maybe the books on those lists don’t really show what people are mostly reading. Who decided which books make it onto the lists, and how many books do you have to sell to be considered a best-selling author?

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