A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore – an arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over. “It is marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both,” The Washington Post.