Found in a Book Shop by Stephanie Butland is shared by book fairies!

“To a book lover, a bookshop is not a place in the world, but a world in itself.”

The Book Fairies have been sharing copies of Found in a Bookshop by Stephanie Butland! We have been celebrating bookshops up and down the UK and finding great spots at which to hide this wonderful book.

Dear Lost for Words,

We are trying to stay at home . . . I am enclosing a cheque and I hope that you will use it to send us some books. Please choose books that we might think are wonderful.


About the book:

Loveday Cardew’s beloved Lost for Words bookshop, along with the rest of York, has fallen quiet. At the very time when people most need books to widen their horizons, or escape from their fears, or enhance their lives, the doors are closed. Then the first letter comes.

Rosemary and George have been married for fifty years. Now their time is running out. They have decided to set out on their last journey together, without ever leaving the bench at the bottom of their garden in Whitby. All they need is someone who shares their love of books.

Suddenly it’s clear to Loveday that she and her team can do something useful in a crisis. They can recommend books to help with the situations their customers find themselves in: fear, boredom, loneliness, the desire for laughter and escape.

Lucky finders!

We love hearing from those lucky souls who find a book we leave behind (if that’s YOU, please post a pic on social media with #ibelieveinbookfairies or email bookfairyemail AT!). Here are a couple from today!

Want to get your hands on one?

This wonderful book (and it’s predecessor Lost For Words) is available NOW in all good bookshops. If you’d rather order online, you can still support indie bookshops by ordering your copy of Found in a Bookshop from, you guessed it,!

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Anyone can join! You can hide any books you’ve read and want to share. Here are some goodies to get you started!

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