This is a must read for book lovers. The Little Paris Bookshop is a heartwarming, beautiful novel. Monsieur Perdu is a literary apothecary and has a floating bookstore on a barge. The story takes you on a scenic journey on the Seine. The people they encounter on the journey, the landscape, and the food make you feel that you are on a trip in France.
Monsieur Perdu uses his intuition to suggest books for his customers. He mends broken hearts and broken lives by suggesting specific books and sometimes refusing to sell the customers the books they request. He heals all broken hearts, except his own. This is a love story about a lost love and the search on the Seine to make peace with himself.
There are many references to great books and the healing powers of them. This is not a quick read. You will want to savor the pages. I found myself wanting to underline some passages that I would read again and again.
Visit the Little Paris Bookshop website to get a book “prescribed” for you. Very interesting.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in order to write this review.