Reviewing The Bookshop Girl

If i could give this book more than 5 stars i absolutely would!!

I was completely engrossed in The Bookshop Girl and just couldn’t put it down.

I think that Sylvia Bishop is marvellous because book lovers everywhere will appreciate the idea of not only living in a book store but living in the MOST AMAZING book store!

The Emporium is the most incredible place- with rooms suspended by complicated system of ropes and chains.

Property is very likeable and her struggle to read is very real.

The story was fabulous to read and i thoroughly enjoyed the journey.


The illustrations are STUNNING! I absolutely adore them, it was the imagery that lead me to the book in the first place- the image of this lovely girl surrounded by all of those books and of course her cat- that instantly struck a cord with me.

I would love to continue reading about Property and her family and of course the Emporium.

I found this book an easy, gentle read and i just didn’t want to put it down! 

I would also like to give a shout out to author Sylvia Bishop and illustrator Ashley King who i think make a fantastic team, if you enjoyed this book try Erica’s Elephant too. 

I feel that The Bookshop Girl will become a security blanket of a book, something i will comfortably return to over and over again.


Thank you to Scholastic and Toppsta for my copy of this book.

Author: munchkinmegan

Megan is a prolific reader, having been reading since she was just 1 years old, Megan is never without a book in her hand or her heart. At just 5 years old Megan challenged herself to read 365 books in a year but finished in just 10 months! She has always been keen to grow her library at home and is a frequent visitor to our local library. Megan may have read 365 books in 10 months when she was a pipsqueak 5 year old but she was reading every day before that and every day since! We estimate that she is well over the 2000 book mark and nothing is slowing her down yet! She is a keen supporter of literacy and authors alike. Now she is older she hopes to give her reading challenge a boost by reading at least twice as many books in a year. Megan generally reads several times a day and as her parents we are read out a lot of passages from books!! :-) Megan is a keen reviewer and has decided to share her journey through books with other book minded people. She is also a member of a chatterbooks group where she is given a book (or 3) to read and review for the next gathering. She is confident in her approach to what she has read, what she likes and dislikes, and she has no problem expressing those feelings with other booklovers.

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