Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Hardcover)

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When Clay loses his high-tech programming job, he decides to take the late shift at a curious bookshop that is open 24 hours.  Once he begins working there he realizes that it is more curious than he first thought-- most of the "customers" are regulars, but no one ever seems to actually buy a book.  Clay decides to find out what is really going on, and thus begins an intriguing and fun adventure that is full of surprises. Funny and clever, loved it from start to finish!

— Sharon

October 2012 Indie Next List


“Booksellers and book lovers alike will adore charming Mr. Penumbra and his towering stacks of mysterious, code-filled tomes, as well as the array of eccentric old men that make up the store's late-night clientele. I now want to keep a log of our bookshop's customers by Mr. Penumbra's criteria: 'You must keep precise records of all purchases. Time. Amount. The customer's appearance. His state of mind. How he asks for the book. How he receives it. Does he appear to be injured. Is he wearing a sprig of rosemary on his hat. And so on.' Wonderful!”
— Andrea Aquino, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9784488010188
ISBN-10: 4488010180
Publisher: Tokyosogensha/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: April 2014
Pages: 343
Language: Japanese