Skip to product information
1 of 1

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Regular price $17.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $17.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Author: Robin Sloan

The New York Times Bestseller

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. 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.

Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 09/24/2013
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781250037756

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.8
Point Value: 12
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 168900 / Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore


Review Citation(s):
New York Times Book Review 10/27/2013 pg. 32

About the Author

Robin Sloan grew up in Michigan and now splits his time between San Francisco and the Internet. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is his first novel.


This title is not returnable

Out of Stock?

Most items can be backordered!

If you'd like to place a backorder, click the button below to fill out the item information and we'll create the order for you.

More details on backorders here.

Contact Us