The Haunted Bookshop cover

The Haunted Bookshop

Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

1. 01 – The Haunted Bookshop
2. 02 – The Corn Cob Club
3. 03 – Titania Arrives
4. 04 – The Disappearing Volume
5. 05 – Aubrey Walks Part Way Home–and Rides The Rest of the Way
6. 06 – Titania Learns the Business
7. 07 – Aubrey Takes Lodgings
8. 08 – Aubrey Goes to the Movies, and Wishes He Knew More German
9. 09 – Again the Narrative is Retarded
10. 10 – Roger Raids the Ice Box
11. 11 – Titania Tries Reading in Bed
12. 12 – Aubrey Decides to Give Service that is Different
13. 13 – The Battle of Ludlow Street
14. 14 – The Cromwell Makes Its Last Appearance
15. 15 – Mr. Chapman Waves His Wand

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Summary

Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop, a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is “haunted by the ghosts of all great literature.” Beginning with the arrival of a young advertising man and the mysterious disappearance of a certain volume from the shelves of the bookshop, a lively and often humorous tale of intrigue unfolds, generously sprinkled with liberal doses of Roger’s unique philosophy on literature and book selling.

Reviews

Varya

A fantastic jaunt through Prohibition era New York. A great read for any literature lovers! If you liked "Mr Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore", you'll love this book.

A.V.

Started off a bit slow, but picked up and took off! Very fun book although it took a turn at the end that I had not been expecting. Enjoyable read!