The Second-Hand Bookshop of Dreams

Fiction, Women's Fiction

“Some books are magical, and in your second-hand bookshop, I think you sell more than books. You give away dreams.”

In late summer 1983, Jothan Andersson loses the love of his life, Lina Berglund, in a boat accident. He burns all his bridges and starts a new life as an antiquarian dealer and cafe owner. He is shy, which is why he prefers to converse with the characters of his favorite books, who seem alive to him.
However, William of Baskerville, Pippi Longstocking and Sherlock Holmes do more than console and distract him. They force Johan to make a choice: Does he want to start a new life, or is he going to do everything to find Lina again?

Lars Simon

Lars Simon was born in '68 (which may explain a lot, but not everything); after his studies, he spent many long years working as marketing manager of an IT company before moving to Sweden, where he resided as a tourist artisan in a wooden house with his family for more than six years. He has recently returned to live in the Frankfurt area.

The Second-Hand Bookshop of Dreams

“Some books are magical, and in your second-hand bookshop, I think you sell more than books. You give away dreams.”

In late summer 1983, Jothan Andersson loses the love of his life, Lina Berglund, in a boat accident. He burns all his bridges and starts a new life as an antiquarian dealer and cafe owner. He is shy, which is why he prefers to converse with the characters of his favorite books, who seem alive to him.
However, William of Baskerville, Pippi Longstocking and Sherlock Holmes do more than console and distract him. They force Johan to make a choice: Does he want to start a new life, or is he going to do everything to find Lina again?

Bibliographic Data
320 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-21931-0
First published 2020