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The City of Dreaming Books

The City of Dreaming Books

"Do you like bookstores? Do you enjoy the thrill of wandering the shelves, finding literary treasures in nooks and crannies of used sections? If you do, this book takes place in a world that is essentially one massive bookstore. The cities, the language, the clothes, the architecture, the careers, the food, even the small creatures that lurk under the earth, are all created in this world that exists to read and enjoy books. Reading it, you will feel as if you too are a resident in Bookholm, a world made of bookstores. And if you don't enjoy bookstores, then why are you standing here reading this?"

Audrey S.

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Author Walter Moers
Publisher Overlook TP
Publication Date 2008-09-02
Section Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Audrey S.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781590201114

Overlook has published three of Walter Moers's hilarious and beloved Zamonia books and The City of Dreaming Books, a fantastic tale for every book lover, is his most popular yet. Optimus Yanspinner inherits from his godfather an unpublished manuscript by an unknown writer and sets off to track down the mysterious author, who disappeared into Bookholm--the so-called City of Dreaming Books. Yarnspinner falls under the spell of this book-obsessed metropolis, where an avid-reader and budding author can find any number of charming attractions--priceless signed first editions, salivating literary agents, and for-hire critics. But as Yarnspinner pursues the trail of the missing author, the darker side of Bookholm begins to unveil itself--cold-blooded book hunters, fearsome cyclopean booklings, sharp-toothed animotomes, and of course, the Shadow King, whose howls rise from deep beneath the city at night. Will Yarnspinner survive his quest into this world where reading is a genuine adventure?

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