The Door-to-Door Bookstore by Carsten Henn

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The charming international bestseller about an unlikely friendship between an elderly door-to-door bookseller and a nine-year-old girl that changes his life.

Small-town German bookseller Carl Kollhoff delivers his books to special customers in the evening hours after closing time, walking through the picturesque alleys of the city. These people are almost like friends to him, and he is their most important connection to the world.

When Kollhoff unexpectedly loses his job, it takes the power of books and a nine-year-old girl to make them all find the courage to rebuild their bonds with each other.

A bestselling phenomenon internationally, Carsten Henn’s The Door-to-Door Bookstore is a feel-good novel about books and friendship.

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Hott Review:

Reading The Door-to-Door Bookstore was such an experience. I do not enjoy sad books and this one was absolutely heartbreaking… and uplifting… and heartwarming. Feeling the turn of time and change made me reminiscent of days, people, and feelings that g have left us.

I loved Carl as a character and his door to door service was so sweet and the relationships that he has with his patrons is so true. I couldn’t help but Wonder what it would be like to have something like that in my small town. The love and generosity of delivering thoughts and feelings and ideas.

Schascha’s uncanny insightfulness and unmatched stubbornness are the perfect foil for Carl’s precision and loneliness.

I don’t believe there is why easy to fully share exactly what this book meant to me or the deep connection I feel for it. There’s so much of this book that I want to keep close to me. Conversations that share true depth. Insights everyone should live by. Observations that should be written on the walls of our lives. This is not a book to read, this is a book to savor… And my heart will keep it with me for a long time.

I loved this so much that I’ve purchased physical copies for myself and others!


Author: Carsten Henn
Source: NetGalley
Publisher & Date: August 2023 by Hanover Square Press
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781335490858 (ISBN10: 133549085X)
Pages: 320
Grade: A+
Ages: Adult
Steam: Nothing
Setting: A small town in Germany


Thank you to Harlequin, NetGalley and Carsten Henn for generously offering this book to me for review.

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