The Little Paris Bookshop

Nina George

Translated from German by Simon Pare

Little, Brown UK

The Little Paris Bookshop

Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own?

Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.
After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.

Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, 'The Little Paris Bookshop' is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.


“Hits the sweet spot of bestsellers – it’s about old Europe, it’s about a bookseller, it’s got Paris in the title…and it’s got that kind of woo-woo mystical thing going on, like that other big translated fiction title 'The Alchemist'.” —New York Times Sunday Book Review

“Uplifting… An international best seller, this one will make you happy.” —The Independent

“[A] bona fide international hit.” —New York Times Book Review

"This book can only be described as a delight, passionate and unique novel" —The Guardian, 10/03/2016


    New York Times Bestseller