I want to visit: The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks

by Shauna Robinson

As soon as I see the word bookshop in a book’s title, I always want to know more and often go on to read the novel. We book lovers seem to love titles set in one of our favorite locations. That was certainly true for me in this case.

Readers will enjoy getting to know Maggie Banks. She moves to a small town to help run a friend’s bookstore. It turns out that this is a shop with rules about what can be sold. Maggie has her own ideas and begins to implement them. Will she be successful? Who should be informed about her decisions?

This is a book that, while easy to read, raises some questions about the ability to buy and read the books that we want and how bookstore agendas are set. See if you agree with the old guard who have their reasons or with Maggie.

Readers will cheer for Maggie as she begins to find herself and her voice. Her growth is something to applaud.

This book has a little of many enjoyable tropes. There are good characters, a small town a secret, a bit of romance and more.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for this title. All opinions are my own.

Pub date: 01 November 2022

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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