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    DescriptionRecession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a Web-design drone and serendipity coupled with sheer curiosity has landed him a new job working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. And it doesn't take long for Clay to realize that the quiet, dusty book emporium is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few fanatically committed customers, but they never seem to actually buy anything, instead they simply borrow impossibly obscure volumes perched on dangerously high shelves, all according to some elaborate arrangement with the eccentric proprietor. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he has plugged in his laptop, roped in his friends (and a cute girl who works for Google) and embarked on a high-tech analysis of the customers' behaviour. What they discover is an ancient secret that can only be solved by modern means, and a global-conspiracy guarded by Mr. Penumbra himself...who has mysteriously disappeared.


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    Title
    Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Sloan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 129 mm
    Weight: 333 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781782391210
    ISBN 10: 1782391215
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 813.6
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    27 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and has worked at Poynter, Current TV and Twitter in jobs that have generally had 'something to do with figuring out the future of media'. He has previously published short fiction in Kindle-only editions (Mr Penumbra started out as a 6000-word ebook). He lives in San Francisco. www.robinsloan.com / @robinsloan