Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores Edited by Greg Ketter

Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores Edited by Greg Ketter

Type: Trade Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6X9
ISBN: 9781607013587
Publication Date: October 10, 2012
Price: $15.95

Bookstores are the greatest places on earth, yet there’s never been an anthology devoted just to them. Here are sixteen science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories—all but two original to this anthology—each of which includes a bookstore at its core. Whether seen as enchanting repositories for the magic of books—welcoming nexuses of power for those who read—or reflecting the dark dangers that may lurk where such magic lies, these are stories that are sure to please readers. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. Cover art (a stunning wraparound montage) by John Picacio. [First trade paperback publication]

Ketter has selected strong stories which make the reader want to learn more about the worlds their authors have created and to return to the magic inherent in them.—SF Site

An enjoyable original anthology of fantastic stories about bookstores and everything that can be found in them. Fantasy readers will love it, and so will most bibliophiles.—Christian Sauvé

Truly an irresistible volume...This collection has a story for every reader and lover of bookstores. If you pick up this book, I hope that you have nothing else to do for the rest of weekend, because whatever it is isn’t getting done.
—Borderlands Bookstore

Stories by:
David Bischoff
P.D. Cacek
Ramsay Campbell
Harlan Ellison
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Rick Hautala
Gerard Houarner
Charles de Lint
John J. Miller
A.R. Morlan
Lisa Morton
Marianne de Pierres
Melanie Tem
Jack Williamson
Patrick Weekes
Gene Wolfe

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isbn: 9781607013587
booktype: Trade Paperback
pagecount: 288
pubdate: 2012-10-10
size: 6X9