The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson is a fully indulgent literary novel involving complicated family dynamics, a bit of mystery, romance and not only searching for the truth of family history. The Bookshop of Yesterday’s is for bookworms, through and through. Our main Character’s name, Miranda, being inspired from Shakespeare inherits a bookstore which was also named after a shakespearean play, and the complicated dynamic whirls back to the classical playwright a few times throughout in subtle and obvious ways. A truly dramatic story of love, loss, discovery, and inadvertently; lessons learned about family, community and history, inevitably shaping us all as time passes on.
The Bookshop of Yesterdays is beautifully written and in a way a fantastic story reminding us all of our love of bookstores, stories, and the hidden meaning (both literally and literary) that is found in texts. In a world where not only reading but the way in which we read has changed, The Bookshop of Yesterdays in some ways becomes a beautiful telling of the magic of bookstores and the potential that they hold in our lives through housing so many stories, but also those stories inspiring and shaping our own lives through our consumption of them. A wonderful book to snuggle up to for anyone that loves to read, and surround themselves by story and adventure, especially if ones love of books was in some way inherited by a loved one.