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Tom MacWright


I read Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan on


I had read too much American history, too much about housing and transportation. I needed fiction, something that would pull me from page to page, something with a little whimsy.

24 Hour Bookstore was perfect. It hit me at the right time. It’s fun, fast, and cheerful. It felt a bit like Harry Potter, for adults, and I’m cool with that.


  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by
  • ISBN: 1250037751 (look up with WorldCat or Open Library)
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  • Publisher: Picador
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