Meine wundervolle Buchhandlung

Petra Hartlieb

Meine wundervolle Buchhandlung

208 pages

First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-9743-8

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ca. 200 pages
Autumn 2014

‘A captivating book‘ - Katja Nele Bode, BRIGITTE WOMAN

‘Whoever reads this book, will look to the future – not only of the book – more positively.’ Arno Widmann, Berliner Zeitung

‘This is fun to read and inspirational.‘ Doris Knecht, Kurier

‘There are many reasons for the fact that this long, cheerful biographical story is fun […] That which works as the private account of the fulfilment of a life’s dream, is ultimately the story of: the book. Or rather: The story of the written word and its fight for survival in times of Amazon and the Internet […] told with spirit and humour.’ Catrin Kahlweit, Süddeutsche Zeitung

‘Petra Hartlieb knows almost all sides of the book industry. Above all, she knows how to write […] a very positive book that shows that you should believe in your dreams.’ Sebastian Fasthuber, Salzburger Nachrichten

Nobody has written funnier or more poetically about the love of books
A woman, a family and dream come true

Petra Hartlieb tells her own story in this book. It is the story of a coincidence and the decision to leave one’s old life behind in order to fulfil one’s dream, namely become the owner of a literary bookstore. A bookstore that turned into the living room for her family and the meeting place for the whole neighbourhood. With regular customers that become friends and friends that become regular customers.

Petra Hartlieb tells this story in a snappy and humorous frame of mind, making every line a pleasure to read and every chapter a declaration of love to the world of books.

Rights sold to: Ciela (Bulgarian), Cactus Book (Dutch), SOLBITKIL (Korean), Periferica (Spanish World), Tima? (Turkish);
English sample translation available!

Petra Hartlieb

Petra Hartlieb wurde 1967 in München geboren und ist in Oberösterreich aufgewachsen. Sie studierte Psychologie und Geschichte und arbeitete danach als Pressereferentin und Literaturkritikerin in Wien und Hamburg. 2004 übernahm sie eine Wiener Traditionsbuchhandlung, vormals »Buchhandlung Friedrich Stock« im Stadtteil Währing. Sie heißt heute »Hartliebs Bücher«. Davon erzählen ihre bei DuMont erschienenen Bestseller ›Meine wundervolle Buchhandlung‹ und ›Weihnachten in der wundervollen Buchhandlung‹. In ›Sommer in Wien‹ spielt diese Buchhandlung erneut eine zentrale Rolle.