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The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: June 2015

Duration: 10 hours 55 minutes


“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.

After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.

Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.

Includes a PDF of Recipes and Jean Perdu’s Emergency Literary Pharmacy.


  • Sebastiaan T.

    Funny, it seems i am the only one who really disliked the narrator, his English-French was bad enough it drew me out of the story, and his Female voices were to exaggerated. Loved his narrating when he didn`t do any "voices".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Susan W

    I couldn’t finish this book. I wanted to like it but it was drawn out and not interesting to me. The narrator was good.

  • Lisa Rogers

    Wonderful book. Started off slow however ended with great meaning and reflection of the deep detail.

  • Marla Simpson

    I loved this book - couldn't stop listening to it. I found it to be beautifully written with lyrical prose. Steve West is a superb narrator. He is one of the few that can do accents well.

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