In this sequel to Parnassus on Wheels, bibliophile Roger Mifflin has temporarily abandoned his traveling bookstore for a more permanent location in Brooklyn. He calls his store the Haunted Bookshop, claiming that it is “haunted” by the ghosts of great literature. One day a young salesman named Aubrey Gilbert enters the store, hoping to persuade Roger to advertise with his firm.The two men have an intense discussion that leaves Aubrey with a newfound appreciation for literature.He starts to visit the store more regularly, he notices something strange: an old and rather obscure volume keeps disappearing from the Haunted Bookshop and then re-appearing without warning. It’s a mystery.
This book is just as wonderful as I had hoped it would be. I highly recommend both Parnassus on Wheels and The Haunted Bookshop.