Description Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a Web-design drone and serendipity coupled with sheer curiosity has landed him a new job working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. And it doesn't take long for Clay to realize that the quiet, dusty book emporium is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few fanatically committed customers, but they never seem to actually buy anything, instead they simply borrow impossibly obscure volumes perched on dangerously high shelves, all according to some elaborate arrangement with the eccentric proprietor. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he has plugged in his laptop, roped in his friends (and a cute girl who works for Google) and embarked on a high-tech analysis of the customers' behaviour. What they discover is an ancient secret that can only be solved by modern means, and a global-conspiracy guarded by Mr. Penumbra himself... who has mysteriously disappeared.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Customer Choice by Sara Raap Fun is definitely how I remember Mr. Penumbraís 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. An old-fashioned bookstore that is always open, and has a secret stock only accessed by very strange customers. Slowly the mystery unfolds and the true story of Mr. Penumbra is told. I canít say much more without giving it away, but trust me, it was fun, and I am glad there is another Mr. Penumbra book waiting for me.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Customer Choice by Darice de Cuba As a website developer and book lover I loved this book. The kind of book that after you finish you need to totally get out of your system before you can appreciate other books. Clay Jannon loses his job at a start-up and ends up working the night shift at Mr. Penumbraís 24-hour bookstore, a very uncommon bookstore. The different clientele that visits the bookstore reminds me of the characters we come across in Harry Potter. The book has a great combo of technology, old books, mystery and a film noir feel, plus a dab of romance. Great for a rainy week-end read.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Customer Choice by Lauren Hoeve This book was everything I hoped it would be. It was very much out of my comfort zone but I loved the mystery, adventure, and characters. Itís also about a few of my favourite things: books, bookshops, and technology.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Customer Choice by Lian Blasse I thought this book was very original, with old books and modern technology in one exciting story. I finished it within a day (which is very unusual for me)!