Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by 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.


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  • Sarah c.

    I'm so sorry to cancel last min. I'm not feeling. well and have an early flight to NYC for a meeting tomorrow. Def next time though!!

    February 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone interested in meeting up earlier before 7, like 6pm? We could get an early libation in the area.

    February 13

    • Sarah

      Sounds good.

      February 17

    • A former member
      A former member

      If anyone else is around at 6, Sarah and I will be at the Towne Stove and Spirits on Boylston before heading to Trident. Just look for the book!

      February 23

  • Kat M.

    Got scheduled to work that night. Sorry I can't be there. See you all next time!

    February 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make this one -- been dying to read this book so v sad abt that -- but hope to catch up with the March read/next meetup!

    February 15

  • Kate B.

    Wish I could make this one, but look forward to seeing everyone at the next one!

    January 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys/gals,
    Seems you guys always meet on Monday nights, and I work late every Monday, so alas I may not be able to attend this group! Hopefully one day it will work out.

    January 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love this book and I am so disappointed that I can't make it!

    January 29

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