Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Bookstores I Want to Visit

Posted October 4, 2022 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, cozy mystery, historical, mystery/suspense, romance, Top Ten Tuesday / 13 Comments

Happy Tuesday, dear readers! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is all about bookstores, so I decided to look at fictional bookstores that I want to visit – if only they actually existed! What is something about a bookstore that makes you want to check it out? For me, it’s got to have a certain charm (I mean, besides the charm of all those books in one place haha) and a definite cozy vibe going on. These fictional bookstores fit the bill for me. What about you?

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Body and Soul Food by Abby Collette
Books & Biscuits Mysteries
Bookstore: Books & Biscuits

The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor
Bookstore: Something Old

Deck the Shelves by Toni Shiloh
Bookstore: The Cozy Shelf

Elementary She Read by Vicki Delany
Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series
Bookstore: Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium

Hope Between the Pages by Pepper Basham
Bookstore: Blackwell’s Books & Things

Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon
Tourist Trap Mysteries
Bookstore: Coffee, Books, and More

The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns
Mystery Bookshop series
Bookstore: Market Street Mysteries

The Pepper in the Gumbo by Mary Jane Hathaway
Cane River Romance series
Bookstore: By the Book

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay
Bookstore: Printed Letter Bookshop

The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel
Bookstore: Rosebud Books


The Bookshop of Secrets by Mollie Rushmeyer
Releasing October 25th!
Bookstore: Dusty Jackets

What about you? Are there any fictional bookstores that you would want to visit if they existed in real life? Which of the bookstores on my list have you visited on the pages of their books?

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13 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Bookstores I Want to Visit

  1. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    I visited Hope Between the Pages, The Printed Letter Bookshop and The Secrets of Paper and Ink. I recommend Bookshop of Secrets by Mollie Rushmeyer

    • OH! Yes! I haven’t read that one yet and meant to include it as a ‘looking forward to’ title – but I forgot. Argh. Thank you for mentioning it, Lucy!

  2. I included 2 bookstores in my post, All The Shops. Reay’s made the list, as well as Bookshop By The Sea by Denise Hunter. So many great bookstore settings. I loved the bookshop in Hidden Among The Stars too.

  3. I had Deck the Shelves on my shelf for a while, but cannot remember if I still do (that cover is cuuute!). I still have Katherine’s though and I really must give that one a read. Her books are always good.

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