The Washington Post

"It’s clear that Amy Meyerson is a lover of books due to the layers upon layers of great literature featured throughout the story. Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in “The Bookshop of Yesterdays” to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness."

 "A solid debut novel, with an unalloyed sweetness at its heart."


Kirkus Reviews

“Meyerson writes beautifully, with lush descriptions of LA and believable interactions between characters. Prospero Books is warm, inviting, and populated with lovably quirky employees readers will want to get to know. A lovely look at loss, family, and the comfort found in a good bookstore.”

Publishers Weekly

"In her heartfelt debut, Meyerson brings readers on a scavenger hunt full of literary clues and family secrets…. Filled with quotes from and allusions to The TempestAlice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Jane Eyre, Meyerson’s evocative novel is a fun homage to book lovers and the eclectic spirit of L.A."

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Five Stars, " incredible read...recommend[ed] it to anyone who fancies themselves a book lover."


Manhattan Book Review

“Terrifically fun… Part riddle, part mystery, part family drama, part a bookstore lover's dream, and then more."



Aimee Bender

New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

Charlie Lovett

New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale

“[Meyerson’s] affection for all things literary pours forth on every page and through a cast of characters every book lover will embrace.”



J. Ryan Stradal

New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

“This delightful, propulsive debut is part cozy literary mystery, part family drama, and 100% heart. [A] page-turner in the best sense.”

“I was hooked from the start…. An homage to books—to the pleasures they can bring, and the loving connections they can conjure.”


Matthew Sullivan

Author of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Bestselling author of Tumbling and Lazaretto

“Captivates with its emotional honesty, fully realized characters, and precision of detail… Meyerson is a writer to watch.”

“A heartfelt triumph! This suspenseful scavenger hunt will keep the pages turning late at night."


Suzanne Rindell

Author of Eagle & Crane and The Other Typist

“[A] charming novel, full of passion and suspense.”



Judith Freeman

Author of The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved

“The best kind of hybrid—part mystery, part romance, part family drama. I devoured it!”



Emily Jeanne Miller

Author of The News from the End of the World

Lindsey Lee Johnson

Author of The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

"I loved following this brave and relatable young woman's search through classic literature in search of family secrets--a search that leads her toward discovering herself."



"A lovely, engaging bookish mystery that reminds us of the life-long bonds we form through reading, and how a great bookstore is about so much more than shifting stock."


Deborah Lawrenson

Author of 300 Days of Sun

“Meyerson's debut is a sweet read filled with family, love, and healing. [Readers] will be charmed by this tale of self-discovery and new beginnings.”

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