Sunday, February 23, 2014

Five top fictional bookstores

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Nicole Hill tagged five of the best fictional bookstores, including:
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (from the book of the same title, by Robin Sloan)

You can’t beat the hours, even if the selection isn’t always exactly what you seek. The wonderfully, nerdishly complex world of Penumbra’s bookstore and its patrons at the Unbroken Spine semi-secret society offer a small slice of San Franciscan beauty. The people-watching opportunities are spectacular, as the code-cracking regulars manically stumble through the door. And people who take typography as seriously as these characters are good apples, as far as I’m concerned. It doesn’t take a Google machine to know that.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue