Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
A Novel
Robin Sloan



The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. 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, Robin 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.

Title Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Subtitle A Novel
Author Robin Sloan
Publisher Picador
Title First Published 24 September 2013
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1250037751
ISBN-13 9781250037756
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.00