If you liked Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, check out these books about books and people who love them:
- The Eyre Affair
Jasper Fforde Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality, and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, and thousands of men are named John Milton, an homage to the real Milton and a very confusing situation for the police. Suspenseful and outlandish, absorbing and fun, The Eyre Affairis a caper unlike any other
- The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
Allison Hoover Bartlett A compelling narrative with a Bay Area tie-in, set within the strange and genteel world of rare-book collecting: the true story of an infamous book thief, his victims, and the man determined to catch him.
- The Secret of Lost Things
Sheridan Hay At once a literary adventure that captures the excitement of discovering a long-lost Melville manuscript by a towering American writer and an evocative portrait of life in a surprisingly colorful bookstore.