The Printed Letter Bookshop

Love, friendship, and family find a home at the Printed Letter Bookshop.

One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened her heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.

While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. When Madeline’s professional life takes an unexpected turn, and a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. She begins to envision a new path for herself and her aunt’s beloved shop—provided the women’s best combined efforts are not too little, too late.

The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.

My Review

I went into this book knowing I would probably like it. It featured a bookshop/books. that is what drew me to this book in the first place. However, I did not know just how much I would really enjoy this book.

All three ladies were lovely. I can not choose a favorite as each one had a different unique story that connected with me. First off, if it had not been for Janet and Claire, I don't know if Madeline would have stayed. These ladies were not only good co-workers but friends as well.

I got "lost" in this book (in a good way). Once, I started reading, there was not a lot that could distract me from the book. Author, Katherine Reay writes a lovely story of friendship, love, second chances, and books. The Printed Letter Bookshop is like receiving a hug from your grandma.

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

About Katherine Reay

Katherine Reay’s first novel, Dear Mr. Knightley, was a 2014 Christy Award Finalist and winner of the 2014 INSPY Award for Best Debut as well as Carol Awards for both Best Debut and Best Contemporary. She is also the writer behind Lizzy & Jane, The Bronte Plot, A Portrait of Emily Price and The Austen Escape – all contemporary stories with a bit of “classics” flair. Katherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University and is a wife, mother, runner, former marketer, avid chocolate consumer and, randomly, a tae kwon do black belt. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe, Katherine and her family presently live outside of Chicago.

Connect with Katherine

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Review tour:

Monday, May 6th: Tar Heel Reader

Monday, May 6th: I Wish I Lived in a Library

Tuesday, May 7th: Read Eat Repeat

Tuesday, May 7th: @theunreadbookshelf

Wednesday, May 8th: Run Wright

Thursday, May 9th: Book Fidelity

Friday, May 10th: Cheryl’s Book Nook

Monday, May 13th: Book by Book

Monday, May 13th: @books_faith_love

Wednesday, May 15th: @rendezvous_with_reading

Thursday, May 16th: BookNAround

Friday, May 17th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Monday, May 20th: Booktimistic and @booktimistic

Tuesday, May 21st: Christian Bookshelf Reviews

Wednesday, May 22nd: @saturday_nite_reader

Friday, May 24th: Blooming with Books

Monday, May 27th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, May 28th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, May 29th: What is That Book About

Thursday, May 30th: Laura’s Reviews

Friday, May 31st: A Chick Who Reads


Sara Strand said…
I love a book that can suck you right in until the very end! Plus this cover is adorable! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours
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