Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore

Robin Sloan

RRP: £6.99

24 September 2013

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782392330

RRP: £5.99

20 December 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782391203

A New York Times bestseller, Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore is an entirely charming and lovable first novel of mysterious books and dusty bookshops; it is a witty and delightful love-letter to both the old book world and the new


The story is gripping, the characters are terrific and the writing is clever and funny. As intelligent as it is enjoyable
Daily Mail

It's a proper novel. By which I mean, not that it has pages you actually turn - that is optional with novels nowadays - but pages that you actually want to turn, which is getting rarer and rarer.... Charming, gently comedic, sweetly nerdy and enthusiastic about media both old and new
Irish Times

Rollicking... an ode to the beauty of dead-tree books
New York Times

Delightful... Smart, hip and witty
Washington Post

The pages swell with Mr Sloan's nerdy affection and youthful enthusiasm for both tangible books and new media... A clever and whimsical tale with a big heart
The Economist