Mr Penumbra`s 24 Hour Bookstore

Mr Penumbra`s 24 Hour Bookstore

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The Great Recession kicked Clay Jannon out of life as a web design drone in San Francisco and threw him into the corridors of Mr. Penumbra`s 24-hour bookstore. But after a few days of work, Clay realizes that the shop is more curious than its name or its owner gnome suggests. Customers are few and they never seem to buy anything - instead, they "register" large opaque quantities from odd corners of the store. Suspiciously, Clay creates an analysis of the behavior of his clients and seeks help from his friends of various talents. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover that the bookstore`s secrets extend far beyond its walls. Presented with irresistible explosiveness and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan`s 24-Hour Mr. Penumbra Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: a facility you have to walk into and never want to leave.

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