Geeks VS. Scholars in Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Hardbound edition comes with wrap-around glow-in-the-dark dust jacket!

Set in the tech-hub of California, San Francisco, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (2012) by Robin Sloan is a fun, quirky, novel which merges today’s internet and Google-reliant world with the ancient world of manuscripts and printing presses in an unlikely fairy-tale pitting computer geeks against book scholars.

When Graphic Arts graduate Clay loses his job as the IT manager of a bagel store, he did what most of us would do – spend his days on the internet – looking at job listings, watching videos, reading e-book introductory chapters, sending e-mails, etc. One day while spending some time outdoors, away from his laptop, he encounters a store with a Help Wanted sign on the window and walks in.  He later gets hired as a night clerk at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

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