The Printed Letter Book Shop by Katherine Reay #bookphotography #bookabouttown

Happy Saturday everybody!

Something a little different for me today! I was doing this book about town photo challenge and decided to take a picture of my city from the top of the hill that my parents live on. So here it is in all its glory Riverside California! The book I am featuring is one I intend to read and review soon, it looks so good! I’ve included the blurb below as well as some fun facts about the city of Riverside. ☀️🌵

Publisher’s Summary

“Powerful, enchanting, and spirited, this novel will delight.” (Patti Callahan, best-selling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis)
Love, friendship, and family find a home at the Printed Letter Bookshop.
One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly 20 years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt – and the now-struggling bookshop left in her care.
While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls.
When Madeline’s professional life falls apart, and a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. Has she been too quick to dismiss her aunt’s beloved shop? And even if she has, the women’s best combined efforts may be too little, too late.
The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.” (Rachel McMillan, author of Murder in the City of Liberty)

Fun Facts

Fact 1
Riverside is located in the southeast part of California, an area known as the inland empire.

Fact 2
Riverside is known as being one of the cities in the “smog belt” because of its unusually high pollution rates.

Fact 3
This historic Mission Inn, which is considered the largest building from the mission revival style of architecture is located in the city ofRiverside.

Fact 4
The first showing of “Gone with the Wind” was at the Riverside Fox Theater in 1939.

Fact 5
The city is home to the World’s Largest Paper Cup which is really a giant concrete Dixie Cup. Located on Iowa street, the Dixie Cup stands more than 3 stories in height and is a huge attraction with visitors to the city.

Fact 6
Riverside has a thriving arts scene. It is home to fifteen museums, all of which are very well maintained. The city also regularly hosts several festivals and events.

Fact 7
The city is considered to be the birthplace of the California citrus industry. The first naval orange that was grown in the US was in Riverside.

Fact 8
Since Riverside is close to Los Angeles, it is very often chosen as a preferred location by filmmakers looking for a different scene for filming movies.

Fact 9
Fairmount Park, a widespread urban oasis sits at the entrance to the city.

Fact 10
Riverside is one of those few cities that still has a drive-in theater.

I had no idea about this Dixie cup? I need to investigate that, LOL!

Have a beautiful day! Berit☀️