The Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop

By Nina George

  • Release Date: 2015-06-23
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 281 Ratings


Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own?
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. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.

After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.

Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.

From the Hardcover edition.


  • Medicine for the Heart

    By asapr212
    When I need to escape into a living painting, this is the book I visit. It reminds me that I am not alone in grief or joy or any other emotion - but that my road is my own and it can go where I want it to. Powerful stuff. A delight.
  • Awful

    By clickercrazy
    The delightful premise of this book is ruined by cliched characters, a tedious plot and ghastly writing. Couldn't finish it. Maybe a ninth grade girl would like it. Just because a book is "about books" doesn't make it literary. How did this thing become a best seller??
  • Beautiful story

    By SweetReader
    I'm not one to write reviews on the books I have read, but this one has inspired me to give my "two cents worth." So much of the work written today is loud and offensive, but not this one. The Little Paris Bookshop thoughtfully leads you into a lovely story about healing and love. It conjures up vivid images of the scenery and the characters. It would be nice if the iBooks store had more of Nina George's work available in the English translation.