The Door-to-Door Bookstore

Carsten Henn

04 July 2023
384 pages


'Such a heart-warming, wonderful little read that'll appeal to anyone who understands what it means to fall in love with stories' - 5***** Reader Review

There's a book written for every one of us...

Carl may be 72 years old, but he's young at heart. Every night he goes door-to-door delivering books by hand to his loyal customers. He knows their every desire and preference, carefully selecting the perfect story for each person.

One evening as he makes his rounds, nine-year-old Schascha appears. Loud and precocious, she insists on accompanying him - and even tries to teach him a thing or two about books.

When Carl's job at the bookstore is threatened, will the old man and the girl in the yellow raincoat be able to restore Carl's way of life, and return the joy of reading to his little European town?

THE DOOR-TO-DOOR BOOKSTORE is a heart-warming tale of the value of friendship, the magic of reading, and the power of books to unite us all.

Translated by Melody Shaw

'Moving, poignant and life affirming' - 5***** Reader Review
'Poignant and uplifting, it's truly a book for book lovers everywhere' - 5***** Reader Review
'A balm for the soul' - 5***** Reader Review