The Bookshop of Yesterdays

The Bookshop of Yesterdays

A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading.

Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda's life. She doesn't hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy--and one final scavenger hunt.

When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books--now as its owner--she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store's shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy's last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy's past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda's mother has kept hidden--and the terrible secret that tore her family apart.

Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. It's a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.

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About Amy Meyerson

Amy Meyerson teaches in the writing department at the University of Southern California, where she completed her graduate work in creative writing. Her first novel, "The Bookshop of Yesterdays," is an international bestseller and will be translated into eight languages. She currently lives in Los Angeles.


    The Bookshop of Yesterdays Reviews

  • Elyse Walters

    A FEW SET UP DETAILS BUT NO SPOILERS.... THIS BOOK IS AS DELICIOUS AS HOMEMADE PEACH ICE CREAM!...with mystery-literary clues sprinkled on top!!! “Every family has its unspoken stories. Billy was ou...

  • Diane S ?

    3.5 Miranda Brooks adored her Uncle Billie. Anytime he spent time with her they had so much fun, treasure hunt ts, clues to follow, and his bookstore Prosperos where she loved spending time. Then on h...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance

    4.5 stars“At the beginning, it seems like a play about vengeance but it’s really about forgiveness.” –Amy Meyerson The TempestJane EyreAlice’s Adventures in WonderlandFrankensteinFear of Fly...

  • Erin

    A memorable debut that reads like a love song to books and the people that adore them. Amy Meyerson blends family drama and a cast of characters so smoothly that I found this book really difficult to ...

  • Cathrine ??

    3.75 ☕ ☕ ☕ I won this ARC which publishes June 12 in a Goodreads giveaway. Yay!My thanks to Harper Collins and the author.Lately there is a trend in novels with bookshop in the title. At this po...

  • Sheila

    2 stars--it was OK.What I liked: The bookstore setting and literary "clues" were fun. The author clearly loves books and reading, and that shows.What I didn't like: The main character, Miranda, was se...

  • LaDonna

    Easily worthy of 4.78 stars!! Let's round it up to a nice round 5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 As I have read an advanced reader copy, I do not want to give away too much information. But, I want to go...

  • Cindy Burnett

    The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a tribute to independent book stores and the impact of those stores on individuals and the community. As the novel opens, Miranda Brooks inherits a struggling bookstore, ...

  • Yodamom

    A young woman unravels her life one clue at a time after the death of a family member and finds a truth that changes everything. She slowly follows clues with literary ties, that tie in with a booksto...

  • Zimes

    I received an advanced uncorrected copy from NetGalley for an honest review. The Bookshop of Yesterdays is about Miranda, a history teacher on the east coast who's estranged uncle dies and leaves her ...