Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.Edition: First Picador edition.Description: 288 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781250037756; 1250037751.Other title: Mister Penumbra's twenty-four hour bookstore.Subject(s): Bookstores -- Employees -- Fiction | Bookstores -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction | Bookstores | Bookstores -- Employees | California -- San Francisco | Fiction
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The New York Times Bestseller
A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times , and San Francisco Chronicle
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything--instead, they "check out" large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele's behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore's secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.
Originally published in hardcover in 2012.
The Bookstore -- The Library -- The Tower -- Epilogue.
Clay Jannon, the new night clerk at Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore, notices the strange behavior of the customers and is determined to find out what is really going on.