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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

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Author: Robin Sloan
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Immortality
Slipstream
Magical Realism
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A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.

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.


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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

- charlesdee
  (7/6/2014)
Move this to the top of your reading list!

- Thomcat
  (8/12/2014)
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

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  (12/27/2014)
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  (2/20/2015)
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  (10/21/2015)
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- Winspurd
  (12/14/2016)
Light, Non-violent, Fun & Geeky...

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  (12/15/2016)

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