We love the exciting, captivating world of bookstores – but so do our favorite characters! From local indie stores to fancy shops in Paris, we can’t help but dream of remarkable bookstores across the world – and their very readable books. From YA to Adult, these romances embrace everything we can’t help but love about bookstores and put them in their pages. Enjoy these five romances featuring love in bookshops today!
Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
Shoshanna loves working at Once Upon, her favorite local bookstore. It has been a welcome escape as her moms are fighting at home and her car is on the brink of death. When her boss announces a holiday bonus to whoever sells the most books, only one person stands in her way: new hire Jake Kaplan. Jake is the affront to everything Shoshanna stands for, and while he may be cute and Jewish, she is also ready to take him down. But as the competition rises, Jake and Shoshanna may realize they have more in common than they realize.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
In 1714 France, a desperate Addie makes a Faustian bargain to live forever. But now she is forgotten by everyone she meets. But everything changes 300 years later when she stumbles across a young man in a bookstore who remembers her name.
The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey
Darcy Wells has spent her life living in the worlds within her books where she can spend the time avoiding the reality that her mother is a hoarder. But it’s growing harder to pretend her life is normal when a new property manager is more active in the upkeep of their home. While she is having a hard time coping with her mother’s compulsive shopping, Darcy meets Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with a shattered future – and they click instantly. Even though she has spent her entire life hiding from people, there is something about Asher that makes Darcy want to open up – and accept her reality.
The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin
When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity to exchange bookshops with her Parisian friend for six months, she jumps at the chance. Even if she has to leave the handsome Ridge Warner behind, Sarah is excited for the six months ahead. She is sure to have a great holiday, dreaming of wandering around Shakespeare & Co, eating all the croissants, and sipping café au laits. But when she arrives in Paris, Sarah wonders if her dreams are rosier than her reality.
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry, and the day before she moved away, she wrote him a love letter and put it in his favorite book at his family’s bookstore. She waited for him, but he never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city and to the bookshop to work alongside a boy she hopes to never see again. But Rachel’s brother died drowning, and now she is in need of a distraction. As Rachel and Henry work side by side, they begin to find hope with each other.