The Bookshop Hotel by A.K. Klemm is a thin little book that could have been fleshed out more, but it was still a sweet read. If you love finding out-of-the-way bookstores with nooks and crannies and lots of character, you’ll enjoy this book. You will wish and hope that The Bookshop Hotel is a real place that you can visit.
I’m not the kind of person who needs to always be reading flashy, action-packed, page-turners. Yes, I do like those kinds of books (Dan Brown). But I also like books such as Little House on the Prairie, Anne of Green Gables, and All Creatures Great and Small. Books that make you want to bite into a crisp apple, take a trip to Tuscany, or as The Bookshelf Hotel does, settle into a character-rich old bookstore with a good book and something nice to drink. And it will bring back memories of all the great times you spent in bookstores and libraries hunting for that special find.
I should mention that the first edition of this book has numerous editorial errors, so if that bugs you, consider yourself warned. The setting, story, and characters, however, will warm your heart.
I definitely look forward to seeing more from this author. Everyone who reads The Bookshop Hotel will hope it’s a real place and want to visit!