Stack of Books

With library week right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to read a novel set in libraries and bookstores! All of these are available at the Enid Public Library. Click to reserve or give us a call at 580-234-6313.

 

  1. The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry

Too bad former secret agent Cotton Malone knows how to unearth the lost contents of the Library of Alexandria; now his bookstore has been ransacked and his son kidnapped.

  1. The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block

Bookseller and New-Yorker-to-the-bone, Bernie Rhodenbarr is getting ready to steal a valuable first edition shelved in the library. But first, he’s got to figure out who the dead body belongs to on the library floor.

  1. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

A fictionalized account of the turbulent history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which has survived into the twentieth century thanks to people of various faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Hanna Heath, a manuscript conservator hired to restore the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, finds and pursues clues to crucial moments in the book’s history.

  1. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Cheap satin and peroxide blondes were a rare sight in St. Mary Mead, at least before film-man Basil Blake bought a cottage and invited down the London crowd. Then a girl in a garish get-up is found strangled in Colonel Bantry’s library, and it appears Basil is involved.

  1. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared

  1. Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber

Thirty-eight-year-old widow Anne Marie Roche, the owner of a successful Seattle bookstore, creates a list of twenty wishes, and, while acting upon her wishes, encounters an eight-year-old girl named Ellen who helps her complete her list–with unexpected results.

  1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The international literary sensation, about a boy’s quest through the secrets and shadows of postwar Barcelona for a mysterious author whose book has proved as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget.

  1. The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom

A man starts up a mobile library only for his books to go missing.

  1. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the titular bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret.

  1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

A bookstore owner must deal with a stolen book, the closing of his bookshop and help find a child’s mother.