The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel (Paperback)

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As a long time bookseller, I related to Nina on so many levels: from living with way too many books in her home, to wanting one job-to find the right book for the right person, and believing that there is one out there for everyone. After losing her library job in England, Nina takes a risk and moves to Scotland to transform a van into a bookmobile. She learns to live in the real world instead of through her books. The romance that develops between Nina and her landlord is touching. This is a feel good story to read with a warm beverage in front of a fire, while dreaming of being in the Scottish Highlands.

— Mary

The Bookshop on the Corner is the perfect lighthearted read. I love reading books about books and bookstores and booksellers. Nina, our protagonist, is certainly a new favorite heroine with a distinct air of Austen about her. And a bonus! There's an homage to Pride & Prejudice in the book and characterizations, and it's a tear-free read!

— Sarah


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 Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.

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