If at any point in your life, you've felt the burning desire to help someone find the perfect book, the book that will speak to their soul or bring a smile to their face, I unreservedly urge you to download the egalley for The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan. She's the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery and has now composed a love letter to librarians, booksellers, and book talkers of all kinds.
When timid librarian Nina's library is closed down, she makes a huge leap of courage and buys a massive van to convert into a bookmobile. She makes her way up into the Scottish Highlands to pick up her new van, and it's there she's captivated with the beautiful land and the quaint small towns. As she struggles to establish her new business, she also encounters a grumpy landlord, a mysteriously taciturn teen, and the varied reading tastes of a village.
This book was an absolute joy to read. Nina is very relatable, and I loved watching her grow as a person while she helped other people in these small communities with her book suggestions and enthusiasm for reading.
If you've ever been that friend who's always letting people borrow your books, you'll find another friend in The Bookshop on the Corner. It's the perfect weekend read, so I hope you download the egalley today and let us know what you think! LibraryReads nominations are due July 20.