The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel (Paperback)

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Nina loses her beloved job as a librarian in a big English city and decides to pursue her dream of operating a mobile bookshop. The van she wants to buy is in a small town in the Scottish Highlands so she travels there, buys the van, finds a cottage on a farm to rent, and starts traveling to all the small villages to sell books. Believe me though, none of this went smoothly for Nina! This city girl ends up falling in love with the Highlands and it's people, and maybe even her farmer landlord. You will love reading about her ups and downs and adventures as she discovers a new path to her life.

— Sue


Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop.


Nina is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.


Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile — a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. 

From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.

About the Author

Jenny Colgan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Christmas BookshopThe Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Christmas at the Cupcake Café. Jenny, her husband, and three children live in a genuine castle in Scotland.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062467256
ISBN-10: 0062467255
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: September 20th, 2016
Pages: 384
Language: English