Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors.
Read Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything -- instead, they "check out" large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele's behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore's secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.
Pageturners is sponsored by Friends of the Library.