Meine wundervolle Buchhandlung

Petra Hartlieb

Meine wundervolle Buchhandlung

208 pages
Erstmals im Taschenbuch
First day of sale: 16.11.2015
ISBN 978-3-8321-6343-3

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ca. 200 pages
Autumn 2014

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.

Petra Hartlieb
lives together with her family in and above a book store. Her own. Originally a crackpot idea while on vacation. She and her husband turned their attention to a recently closed Vienna bookstore with a long tradition. From one day to the next she quit her job and started a new life in a new city without knowing what she was getting herself into. Petra Hartlieb is still a hippie at heart; officially however she has been a businesswoman for ten years.

Rights sold to: Tanmia (Arab); Beijing Creative Art Times International (Simplified Chinese Characters); Cactus Books (Dutch), Edizioni Lindau (Italian); SOLBITKIL (Korean), Periferica (Spanish World), Timaş (Turkish);

Petra Hartlieb is a bookseller with a heart – and a wonderful writer

Petra Hartlieb

Petra Hartlieb was born in Munich in 1967 and grew up in Upper Austria. She studied psychology and history and then worked as a press officer and literary critic in Vienna and Hamburg. In 2004 she took over a traditional Viennese bookshop in the Währing district, now Hartlieb's Books. Her book 'Meine wundervolle Buchhandlung' (My wonderful bookshop), published by DuMont in 2014, tells the story. In 'Wenn es Frühling wird in Wien' and 'Sommer in Wien' this very bookshop again plays a central role.