The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

The Lost for Words Bookshop

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you.Into her hiding place—the bookstore where she works - come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries.Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?The Lost for Words Bookshop is a...


Details The Lost for Words Bookshop

TitleThe Lost for Words Bookshop
ISBN9781250124531
Author
Release DateJun 19th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Writing, Books About Books, Romance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
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Reviews The Lost for Words Bookshop

  • Meredith
    1970-01-01
    Booklover, bookworm, booknerd, bibliophile--whatever you prefer to be called--this is a book for you! “Who wouldn’t rescue a book?” Touching read about a bookseller with a dark past who finds solace in books. When she finds a lost book, she doesn’t expect to connect with its owner in a way that forces her to come to terms with her difficult childhood. This is an enjoyable, poignant story that pulled at my heartstrings. Loveday likes book...
  • Paromjit
    1970-01-01
    Stephanie Butland writes a delightfully charming, moving and beautiful piece of contemporary fiction set in a second hand bookshop in York. It features the wonderfully prickly, hard to get to know and sarcastic Loveday Cardew, with her nose ring and tattoos of lines from treasured books. Books mean so much more to her than humans, and the bookshop is her refuge from the world. Only the endearing and eccentric bookshop owner, Archie, has managed t...
  • Melisa
    1970-01-01
    Do you ever open up a book and connect with it right away? That’s what happened to me with this one. The writing, the characters, the dialogue - it all hooked me from the get go and didn’t let go. The beautiful cover is a little misleading - I thought this was going to be a light-hearted read based around a bookshop but it ended up being so much more. This is a very deep, detailed look at a woman who has gone through an unimaginable amount of...
  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    I was instantly intrigued by this story by the cover and the title. The Lost for Words Bookshop... what more can you ask for?! This novel features our main character Loveday Cardew. Loveday has worked for Lost for Words bookstore for over 10 years. She is quite the character with her nose ring and fascinating tattoos depicted throughout her body that represent quotes from her favorite books. It almost made me want to get one... :) Loveday isn't t...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this story about a quirky young lady named Loveday Cardew, with nose ring and first sentences of novels tattooed on her body, who has worked in a bookshop in York since she was fifteen years old. Loveday had spent years in a foster home after a tragedy happened in her family life, and she just has a crazy love for books which makes her job ideal.Because of what happened in her family, I don’t think she believes in love for herself, an...
  • Fictionophile
    1970-01-01
    What bibliophile can resist a novel about a charming used bookshop, with even more charming and quirky protagonists? I can't.  To further my interest, I've read some great reviews of this novel by some of favorite fellow bookbloggers. And... did I mention it is set in York, England?  What a package!This delightful novel features a memorable protagonist, Loveday Cardew. She has worked for "Lost for Words" for the past ten years, is twenty-five ...
  • Dale Harcombe
    1970-01-01
    A book set in a bookshop always has the potential to be good. But it needs more than just being about books. It need interesting characters. Enter Loveday Cardew. (Loveday is a Cornish name for those who were wondering.) Loveday much prefers books to people. Perhaps for good reason. She knows what to expect from books. People are much harder to figure out and sometimes those you trust let you down badly, she has found. Then into the York bookshop...
  • Robin Bonne
    1970-01-01
    3.5 A quick and pleasant read about a used bookstore, a woman with a secret past, and the men who love her. I had a little trouble relating to the main character, Loveday, as she seemed just as closed off to me, the reader, as she did to the other characters in the book.Even though I enjoyed this book, there were a few elements that were off to me. I wished for a more suspenseful build up around the ex boyfriend, Rob. I found myself puzzling over...
  • Hristina
    1970-01-01
    Copy received through NetGalleyIt's a book that talks about the power of books, it's especially written for bookworms. I loved that, I loved how the story progressed, the writing is great, but most of all, I loved the characters, they make this book. This was a very interesting, comforting read, and it's definitely a book that I will re-read soon.
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JUNE 20, 2018.LOVED this book."If you like books, bookshops, wonderful characters, a bit of mystery, and secrets kept, THE LOST FOR WORDS BOOKSHOP is for you.I’m sure most readers fall into most of those categories, so you won’t want to miss reading this charming, alluring read.The cover itself draws you in.There are some heartaches in it, but for the most part it is a lovely, bookish read. ENJOY when you read this book...
  • Joanne
    1970-01-01
    Despite the title, I won't be lost for words reviewing this lovely book. It is full of characters you will take to your heart and I loved the way the story unfolded. Loveday Cardew is a young woman in her twenties, quite a spiky character, who works in an independent bookshop in York owned by the wonderfully eccentric Archie. Some years previously as a young girl, as the story hints at and gradually reveals, she suffered terrible loss. This is on...
  • Lisa *OwlBeSatReading*
    1970-01-01
    What can I say? I'm lost for words!Loveday on her passion:'Anyone who’s worked in a bookshop for longer than an afternoon will tell you that people buy books for all sorts of reasons. There’s the simple love of books, of course: the knowledge that here is an escape, a chance to learn, a place for your heart and mind to romp and play'.I read that statement, and I was sold. I knew I'd love this book.Stephanie Butlands story started out as a qui...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Having loved Stephanie’s last book, The Other Half of My Heart I just knew I was in for a treat with this one – and the story is set around a book shop. What’s not to like!Loveday Cardew hasn’t had the happiest of lives. Until she met Archie, the owner of a second hand bookshop ‘Lost for Words’, she had had a troubled life but she was a survivor and such an intriguing character. Sometimes I felt so much sympathy for her, and at others...
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    A bookshop is not magic, but it can slowly heal your heart.This was a heart warming book. What happens to us when life goes wrong at an early age? This is the story of love, redemption, healing, expression and overcoming our fears. An interesting cast of characters and the book shop setting help Loveday grow into herself. A coming of age tale...
  • María Valero (Mecomenloslibros)
    1970-01-01
    INSTAGRAM: @mecomenloslibros✨¡Buenas tardes, [email protected]!✨Ayer terminé ✅ LA VIDA ESCONDIDA ENTRE LOS LIBROS de Stephanie Butland. ⭐4,5/5⭐ No puedo decir con palabras lo agradecida que estoy con @lince_ediciones por haber elegido enviarme este ejemplar. Ha sido una historia maravillosa que tardaré tiempo en olvidar.✨✨✨✨Loveday es una chica muy especial. Tras un suceso horrible que destrozó su encantadora infancia, encontró en los...
  • Judy
    1970-01-01
    Of course I had to read this book because: 1) it's set in a bookshop; 2) the description ensures a quirky character (which I always love); and 3) it has a cute cover. How could I possibly pass it up? I loved the main character, and get this name - Loveday Cardew. Even her name was interesting. Loveday's father is dead and we don't know where her mother is - at least for a good portion of the book. She works in The Lost for Words Bookshop for anot...
  • Paula Bardell-Hedley
    1970-01-01
    “I don’t like people much. Well, some are okay. But not enough to make it a given.” When the misanthropic Loveday Cardew discovers a tatty copy of Grinning Jack by Liverpool poet Brian Patten carelessly abandoned on the ground, she cannot foresee that her actions to reunite it with its negligent owner will provoke a sequence of disruptive events in her carefully regulated life.I wasn’t at all sure that Lost For Words by Stephanie Butl...
  • Angela Smith
    1970-01-01
    Labelling this as chick-lit I feel I do it a bit of a disservice because there are plenty of weighty issues covered in this story, loss, abuse, mental health and the foster system. This book is also a love story to the written word in that the protagonist, beautifully named Loveday Cardew is a true bibliophile after my own heart. If you have ever felt that a book/s has/have saved you through difficult times you will totally get her.Loveday has a ...
  • Ana Duque
    1970-01-01
    Los libros sobre librerías siempre me llaman la atención, pero este (aparte del maravilloso ambiente de la librería de Archie) tiene un drama buen documentado, que va abriéndose ante ti y atrapándote poco a poco. Recomendable.
  • Inés
    1970-01-01
    Me ha gustado la historia a pesar de ser algo escuchado,visto y leído un millón de veces,ni siquiera es de un dramatismo extremo pero está bien. También me ha agradado el personaje principal (Loveday Cardew) y los secundarios que la rodean. La manera de narrar de la autora es agradable,incluso sorprendente en ocasiones cuando se dirige directamente al lector que resulta poco habitual y muy curioso.Me ha fallado el tema de la metaliteratura qu...
  • Donna Irwin
    1970-01-01
    Just loved this book. Just loved Loveday.And set in a bookshop in my home town of York.Wonderful writing.Full review to follow.
  • Arantxa
    1970-01-01
    Esta lectura no ya sido lo que me parecía, me esperaba encontrar una lectura sencilla de librerías, sí lo admito, me gustan las librerías, pero es algo más que eso, trata temas más profundos y por desgracia muy actuales. Recomendada
  • Moni
    1970-01-01
    Lo siento, pero es un NO. Soso, aburrido, lento... una historia que no avanza, ni engancha. Varias veces lo he abandonado para darme un respiro por si era yo. Me ha costado entender a Loveday(el propio nombre de ella ya debería haberme indicado que no me iba a gustar), es un personaje que no me ha transmitido nada. el mejor Archie, el dueño de la librería.
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    As I am slightly obsessed with books, reading, book clubs, book shops (you get the idea) I was really looking forward to reading this story, set in a second-hand bookshop in York (not too far from where I live). I expected a cosy plot line and a little light relief from the heavyweight book I had just finished. The book is all this and so much more, and the old adage "never judge a book by its cover" has never felt more apt. There are a couple of...
  • Jeanette
    1970-01-01
    I rather liked the cover, which initially attracted my attention. Plus the story has a bookshop! I am always up for trying something different from my usual and this was such a book. I'm glad i did, as i enjoyed more than i thought i would. I am not going to write what the story is about, as i do prefer one to read a book for themselves, but i think this book is worth a read. I'm sure my 18 yr old granddaughter would love it!My thanks to Netgalle...
  • Jill's Book Cafe
    1970-01-01
    Having read and loved both of Stephanie Butland's previous books I was looking forward to reading this latest title and I was not disappointed. In fact, I think this is the best so far - I loved it. Of course as an ex librarian, with an obsessive passion for books, I was probably pre-disposed to be enchanted by someone who prefers books to people, I can quite understand the notion that you know where you are with books.Loveday works at the second...
  • Storyheart
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars. Loved this engaging, heart-warming story of a damaged young woman rebuilding her life through gradually learning to trust in love.
  • Sumaiyya
    1970-01-01
    This was such a heartwarming story about a young woman who works at a bookstore. Lost for Words was a comfort read for me, and as a bookworm I really loved reading about a bookish protagonist. I'd recommend this if you're looking for something light to read that has a bit of a dark twist.
  • Leyendoenelbus
    1970-01-01
    4'5 estrellas.Me ha gustado muchísimo. La protagonista, Loveday, se refugia en los libros para huir del dolor que le provoca su pasado. Pero un hecho hará que se tenga que enfrentar a él, y poco a poco iremos descubriendo qué es lo que le sucedió cuando era una niña, y cómo eso ha influido en su vida.Loveday es uno de esos personajes que te conquistan sin remedio, me ha encantado descubrirla.