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The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians by James Patterson

To celebrate the publication of The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians by James Patterson, we are giving 10 copies of the book for a reading group to enjoy.

About the book

To be a bookseller or librarian . . .

You have to play detective.

Be a treasure hunter. A matchmaker. A brilliant listener.

A person who creates a kind of magic by pulling a book from a shelf, handing it to someone and saying, ’You’ve got to read this. You’re going to love it’.

In this love letter to the heroes of literacy, James Patterson uncovers true stories from booksellers and librarians. Prepare to enter a world where you can feed your curiosities, discover new voices, and find whatever you need.

Meet the smart and talented people who live between the shelves – and who can’t wait to help you find your next great read.

Features an exclusive interview with beloved author turned bookseller, Judy Blume!

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Resources

How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started. You can also download icebreaker questions to help get your discussion started, and a social media guide to show how you can share your reading with others online.

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Discussion guides

We know how useful a discussion guide is for your book club meeting, so here you’ll find some recent guides provided by publishers. Free to download, you can use them to help choose your next book and guide your discussion.

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