The Bookshop Girl
Written by Sylvia Bishop
Illustrated by Poly Bernatene
Property Jones loves books. The weight, the smell, the feel of crisp new paper or worn and loved paper, the way the pages rustle. She lives with her family in an old independent bookshop surrounded by stories, places, and characters that she can only imagine. When the Joneses win the Great Montgomery Book Emporium in a contest, they find that this new bookstore is every book lover’s dream! The pull of a lever calls forth rooms full of marvelous wonders—from the Room of Woodland Tales with its squirrels and mice, to the rocket ship in the Room of Space Adventures, and the aquarium ceiling in the Room of Ocean Tales.
But there is more to the Emporium than its thousands of books in extravagant displays. In fact, the previous owner is hiding something that could destroy absolutely everything for the Joneses. Property Jones has a whopper of a secret too—and it might just be the key to saving her family and their bookshop from the clutches of a nasty villain.
Sylvia Bishop’s imaginative U.S. debut features a cast of endearing, quirky characters who embrace the magic of literature and the value of family. A love letter to books and the people who read them, The Bookshop Girl also offers beautiful descriptions of the tactile pleasures of books and the magical transporting quality bookstores have. Book and mystery lovers alike will eagerly follow along as Property and her curious kitten sidekick, the Gunther, try to save their beloved new home and the thousands of stories inside. Through this clever heroine’s adventure, readers can see that sometimes love, determination, and observation are the very best qualities to have.
“Whimsical… Lively writing, broad humor, and a fast-paced plot will capture and keep readers’ interest, particularly those who, like the author and her characters, love books.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Winsome… Bishop’s fast-paced story charms and entertains.… A funny, inventive tale ideal for booklovers.” —Booklist
Like Property Jones, Peachtree is a big supporter of independent bookstores because they have a special magical quality that can transport people into another world and can provide a place of community. We want to give bookstores some extra love with a special Bookshop Girl social media sweepstakes! Enter for a chance to win one of 2 copies of The Bookshop Girl with some fun buttons!
2. Like and comment on our Bookshop Girl posts on Facebook or Instagram by tagging your favorite local independent bookstore!
*Enter up to three times! Each comment with a different tagged bookstore will count as an entry.
What you’ll win:
1. A copy of The Bookshop Girl
2. A card with 4 Bookshop Girl buttons
When to enter:
The sweepstakes end on September 30th!
*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C. who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Sweepstakes will begin September 24th, 2018 and end September 30th, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Two winners will be selected randomly to receive the prize. Winners will be notified by October 5th, 2018. Void where prohibited.