Books and Reading

Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

I have read six books so far this March. I have reviewed my other notable read here.


I recently finished Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. I loved it so much that I finished it in a day. I just had to know what had happened. The author of this book wrote another book I recently read, Sourdough. I am starting to recognize the author’s style and what he does that I enjoy so much as I read. This book is a story about a man, Clay, who loses his job and finds another job in a 24 hour bookstore. The bookstore is more than it appears and it leads Clay on an adventure that is in the vein of The Da Vinci Code, but much more lighthearted. The characters are quirky and believable. I appreciate that the ending feels appropriate, but not necessarily expected. I also just found the plot moving along at a pace I thoroughly enjoyed. I would highly recommend this book as a fun, quick and lighthearted read. Also fun fact, if you have a paperback copy check to see if it glows in the dark,mine did.

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3 thoughts on “Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore”

  1. Oh man I LOVED Mr. Penumbra’s! I picked up the audiobook because it had my favorite audiobook narrator, Ari Filakos, but ended up falling in love with the story even more!


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