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BookSparks Photo Challenge: The Printed Letter Bookshop

In May, I joined the #ReadAroundTown challenge hosted by BookSparks. As part of their BookSharks reading community, BookSparks sent me a copy of Katherine Reay's beautiful book The Printed Letter Bookshop, which then joined me on several adventures around Colorado. This was such a fun challenge since I usually bring a book with me wherever I go. I got to take The Printed Letter Bookshop to some of my favorite spots in the state!

I brought The Printed Letter Bookshop along on a hike in Longmont. The late spring/early summer views were gorgeous.

Next up was lunch at Sanitas Brewing in Boulder. Sanitas has THE BEST taco truck permanently parked on their patio. McDevitt Taco Supply has incredible nachos, quesadillas, and tacos. Yum.

The Printed Letter Bookshop took a break for a few days and just hung out on my bookshelf at home.

Red Rocks is an iconic place in Colorado, where various bands have played over the years, sunrise yoga classes are hosted, and people get some intense exercise by running up and down those great stone steps (which you can kind of see here.) I HAD to bring my book along when I took my visiting family to Red Rocks to check it out.

After the #ReadAroundTown challenge ended, I got to sit down and finally read The Printed Letter Bookshop. And it was wonderful, heartfelt and uplifting. I gave it 4.5 stars. Check out the synopsis below:

"One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.

While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. When Madeline’s professional life takes an unexpected turn, and when a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. She begins to envision a new path for herself and for her aunt’s beloved shop—provided the women’s best combined efforts are not too little, too late.

The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship."

Thanks to BookSparks and Katherine Reay for hosting the challenge! Katherine even liked my posts so much I was sent a prize pack for participating.

Check out The Printed Letter Bookshop on Goodreads!

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