Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight.

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

When a bookshop patron commits suicide, it's his favorite store clerk who must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs--the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store's overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore, Lydia's life comes unglued. Always Joey's favorite bookseller, Lydia has inherited his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia? As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey's suicide, she unearths a long-buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia's life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left. Bedazzling, addictive and wildly clever, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a heart-pounding mystery that perfectly captures the intellect and eccentricity of the bookstore milieu.

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Matthew Sullivan
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08 - Publisher: William Heinemann

When a bookshop patron commits suicide, it's his favorite store clerk who must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved
The Lost for Words Bookshop
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Stephanie Butland
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-19 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland is a compelling, irresistible, and heart-rending novel, perfect for all book lovers. "In The Lost for Words Bookshop, Stephanie Butland has created a bibliophile's delight. Witty and irreverent, funny and sad, this is a charming tribute to stories on the page and
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Eva Jurczyk
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-25 - Publisher:

Midnight at the Bright Idea Bookstore meets The Bookshop of Yesterdays in a stunning debut following a librarian whose quiet life is turned upside down when a priceless manuscript goes missing. Soon she has to ask: what holds more secrets in the library--the ancient books shelved in the stacks, or
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Eva Jurczyk
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1881 - Publisher:

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