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  • Published: 16 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529918908
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $40.00

The Secret Lives of Booksellers & Librarians

True stories of the magic of reading




Featuring original interviews with booksellers and librarians, James Patterson presents a new non-fiction title that highlights the magic of books.

To be a bookseller or librarian . . .

You have to play detective.

Be a treasure hunter. A matchmaker. A brilliant listener.

A person who creates a kind of magic by pulling a book from a shelf, handing it to someone and saying, 'You've got to read this. You're going to love it'.

In this love letter to the heroes of literacy, James Patterson uncovers true stories from booksellers and librarians. Prepare to enter a world where you can feed your curiosities, discover new voices, and find whatever you need.

Meet the smart and talented people who live between the shelves - and who can't wait to help you find your next great read.

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PRAISE FOR JAMES PATTERSON

'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades.' LEE CHILD

'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' IAN RANKIN

'The master storyteller of our times' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' PATRICIA CORNWELL

'Patterson is in a class by himself' GUARDIAN

  • Published: 16 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529918908
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers, including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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