The Printed Letter Bookshop

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 Madeline’s 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 when 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 for 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.

Title:The Printed Letter Bookshop
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780785222002
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    The Printed Letter Bookshop Reviews

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars"...it often isn't the events that haunt us, though those hold power and can harm us, it is the choices we make within those events we carry all our days."Madeline Cullen's aunt Maddie was th...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    My first book from Katherine Reay, and I was endeared to it immediately! Madeline grew up in a bookshop working with her Aunt Maddie. Twenty years later, the shop is hers. But Madeline is a different ...

  • Erin

    An endearing story about friendship and forgiveness that will leave you with a lengthy list of books to read. Narrated by three different women- Madeline, Janet, and Claire, Katherine Reay creates a s...

  • Melindam

    3,7 starsBOOKS, BOOKSHOP AND FRIENDSHIP!I don't know why it took me so long to read this book. For some reason I kept delaying, but I am glad I finally did.It was very slow to take off and I almost ga...

  • Melissa Tagg

    I loved this book so, so, so much...and on the one hand, that doesn't surprise me at all, because I've loved all of Katherine Reay's books. But on the other hand, I was surprised at how personally tou...

  • Carolyn

    The Printed Letter Bookshop is the type of independent bookshop we all wish we had in our neighborhood. Located in a little town outside Chicago on Lake Michigan, it’s not just full of wonderful boo...

  • Emilee

    My first book of 2019 was a winner! I throughly enjoyed Janet, Claire and Madeline’s stories. I was deeply touched by these characters and their relationships. I hated for this book to end. Katherin...

  • Krista

    Rating: 4 bookish stars“The Printed Letter Bookshop” was an endearing bit of Chick-Lit, (or Women’s Fiction) that for some reason I just couldn't put down. I read most of it in a single day. I g...

  • Lisa Wolf

    What a difference a year makes!I originally started this book in 2019, at a time when my attention was elsewhere. Here's what I wrote about it: DNF at 26%. Such a slow start. Nothing is happening. And...

  • Fareya

    As a self proclaimed book lover, I am stating the obvious when I say I love books, but what I like even more is reading books about books and bookshops. The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay i...