This is the perfect feel-good-read for bibliophiles and booksellers. Each chapter begins with short book-review by A.J. Fikry, the crochety proprietor of a bookshop on a small island off the Massachusetts coast. Fikry is the best kind of persnickety—prickly on the outside and soft in the inside. He rediscovers love and family with the help of an orphaned baby, a quirky publishing rep, and a barrel-chested cop with a hidden gift for reading recommendations. This is a wonderful novel about why we love books, why we love each other, and how the two intersect. Keep a pen and piece of paper handy—this is one entertaining reading list.