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There are some books where you just know, the moment you read them, that they are destined to be an instant classic. That was never more the case than with Amy Cherrix’s phenomenal text, GOODNIGHT, LITTLE BOOKSTORE. This soothing bedtime story involves a jaunt around a beloved bookshop, visiting each of the dear friends and tucking them into their shelves for the night.—And this is something that Amy herself has much experience with, as a bookseller in the Asheville, NC, Malaprop’s Bookstore. 

Luckily, I was not the only reader to feel the love, as GOODNIGHT, LITTLE BOOKSTORE was swept up in a speedy and enthusiastic preempt, selling to Mary Lee Donovan at Candlewick.

But, wait! It gets even better. Every great picture book needs an illustrator . . . and who better to complete the bookselling triangle than the incredible E. B. Goodale, who—you guessed it!—used to be a bookseller herself at the Curious George Bookstore in Cambridge, MA.

 So there you have it—a dream team to be sure! Look out for this gem on shelves everywhere in spring 2022.