Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan: Fun, Quirky Bookworm’s Delight!

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Rating: 4 stars Category: Mystery/ Adventure Synopsis: Clay Jannon has just lost his marketing position after the company went bust. Unemployed and increasingly desperate, he takes a job as the night clerk at Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore. His eccentric employer has only 2 requirements: 1. A detailed record of every single customer must be made in the ancient logbook at the front desk. 2. Clay must never open any of the books. One night, when there are no customers, Clay can no longer suppress his curiosity and opens one of the forbidden books. Its contents will draw him into a centuries-old unsolved mystery...

Comprehensive Guide to Printed vs eReader – Join the Debate!

Forget the origins of the universe, animal testing, voting age and the correct pronunciation of ‘scone’ – the debate occupying pretty much everyone in the literary community at the moment is the rising popularity of eBooks. Are they a wonderfully convenient new piece of technology, or leading to the demise of literature as we know it?