The Last Bookshop

Emma Young

A charming novel about the last bookshop standing in the city. Cait’s life revolves around her mobile bookshop. But as the last bookshop in the CBD where high-end retailers have taken over, she is struggling to keep the business afloat. While profits might be small, her clients are loyal – but when James breezes into Book Fiend, Cait begins to realise that life might hold more than her business and her cat. As the new romance distracts her, a more personal tragedy is looming and the future of Book Fiend looks less certain than ever.

‘The Last Bookshop is a gem of a book, and indeed a book for all book lovers.’

- Better Reading

a charming and heartfelt story of love, growth, loss, betrayal and the kind of keen world-observation that you get only from someone whose life of wide reading has deepened their understanding of the layered complexities of the human condition.’

- Sydney Morning Herald

‘Emma Young’s knowledge of literature wafts through this story of love, loss and loneliness like a warm breeze, reminding us that stories can help heal.’

- Australian Women's Weekly

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Shortlisted, Fogarty Literary Award 2019
Paperback & ebook
Contemporary Women's Fiction

Emma Young

Emma Young is a journalist for WA today who works closely with the books editor at SMH and The Age.

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