The Bookshop Below


By Georgia Summers

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A disgraced bookseller journeys into a lush, wondrous world of magical books, deadly ink magic, and secret societies, in this darkly spellbinding standalone fantasy novel from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The City of Stardust.  

We are but story made manifest…

If you want a story that will change your life, Chiron’s bookshop is where you go. For those lucky enough to grace its doors, it’s a glimpse into a world of powerful bargains and deadly ink magic.

For Cassandra Fairfax, it’s a reminder of everything she lost, when Chiron kicked her out and all but shuttered the shop. Since then, she’s used her skills in less ethical ways, trading stolen books and magical readings to wealthy playboys and unscrupulous collectors. 

Then Chiron dies under mysterious circumstances. And if Cassandra knows anything, it’s this: the bookshop must always have an owner.

But she's not the only one interested. There's Lowell Sharpe, a dark-eyed, regrettably handsome bookseller she can't seem to stop bumping into; rival owners who threaten Cassandra from the shadows; and, of course, Chiron's murderer, who is still on the loose. 

As Cassandra tries to uncover the secrets her mentor left behind, a sinister force threatens to unravel the world of the magical bookshops entirely…

  • "Georgia Summers’s magical bookshop is my new favorite place. It may be fraught and deadly, and even a little seedy—as flawed as Cassandra Fairfax, its hesitant new owner—but the mystery and danger are part of its charm. The Bookshop Below is a delicious read, I loved every second of it." 
    Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author
  • "Steeped in bookish magic and infused with the comfort and terror of a favorite tragic fairytale, The Bookshop Below is darkly whimsical and utterly heart-wrenching." 
    Tori Bovalino, author of My Throat An Open Grave
  • "Rich, dark and romantic, The Bookshop Below is a must read for everyone who believes in the magic of books." 
    M.A. Kuzniar, bestselling author of Midnight in Everwood
  • Praise for The City of Stardust

    "The City of Stardust weaves as enchanting a spell as any of the terrible and wonderful magic in the book. Summers' debut is a dark, gorgeous tale of curses, gods and monsters, with the love and loyalty of family at its heart." —Sangu Mandanna, bestselling author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

    "A dark dream of a novel, Georgia Summers’s debut feels both timeless and original. Welcome to The City of Stardust. Enjoy—and also beware. This fairy tale is deadly." —Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author

    "A story as darkly wondrous as midnight. Summers brilliantly takes our yearning to open doors to magical new worlds, and twists it into a seductively vicious dream of darkness, blood, and winged horrors. Enthralling to the last page." —Shelley Parker-Chan, Sunday Times bestselling author of She Who Became the Sun

    "A starry tale of curses, gods and scholars that glitters with magic. Beautifully spellbinding. I never wanted to leave the City of Stardust!" M. A. Kuzniar, author of Midnight in Everwood

    "The City of Stardust is a transporting fairy tale that transcends the genre with a surprising, contemplative ending that reconsiders the tropes with which it began." —Shelf Awareness

On Sale
Feb 11, 2025
Page Count
384 pages


Georgia Summers

About the Author

Georgia Summers is half-British, half-Trinidadian and spent most of her life living across the world, including in Russia, Colombia, and the US. When she’s not doing bookish things, she’s planning her next great adventure. She currently lives in London, but she dreams of one day living in a haunted château with a ghost that cleans.


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