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The Bookseller

The Bookseller
  • Author(s): Cynthia Swanson
  • Location(s): Denver
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

Nothing is as permanent as it appears… Denver, 1962 Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, Frieda, and enjoys complete control over her day-to-day existence....

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The Bookseller

The Bookseller
  • Author(s): Mark Pryor
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Max—an elderly Paris bookstall owner—is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent...

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The Bookseller of Kabul

The Bookseller of Kabul
  • Author(s): Åsne Seierstad
  • Location(s): Kabul
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

‘A remarkable portrait, with deftly woven accounts of weddings and journeys, books and bookselling, relations and squabbles, firmly anchored by pleasing details about food and customs, all set against the backdrop of a derelict city.

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The Bookseller’s Secret

The Bookseller’s Secret
  • Author(s): Michelle Gable
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

ARISTOCRAT, AUTHOR, BOOKSELLER, WWII SPY–A THRILLING NOVEL ABOUT REAL-LIFE LITERARY ICON NANCY MITFORD In 1942, London, Nancy Mitford is worried about more than air raids and German spies. Still recovering from a devastating loss, the once sparkling Bright Young...

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The Bookshop at Water’s End

The Bookshop at Water’s End
  • Author(s): Patti Callahan Henry
  • Location(s): South Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th / early 21st centuries

The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it… Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with...

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The Bookshop Detective

The Bookshop Detective
  • Author(s): Jan Ellis
  • Location(s): Devon
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

When a ghost ship is spotted on the horizon one spring evening, bookseller Eleanor Mace decides to investigate the myths and legends of Combemouth, the Devon seaside town where she runs The Reading Room. As Eleanor digs deeper into...

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The Bookshop of New Beginnings

The Bookshop of New Beginnings
  • Author(s): Jen Mouat
  • Location(s): Wigtown
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s always been Emily Cotton’s dream to own her own bookshop. But sitting among shelves of haphazardly stacked books in a damp old barn, the reality feels a little different. Kate Vincent hasn’t been back home in six years....

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The Bookshop of Panama

The Bookshop of Panama
  • Author(s): Suzanne Hope
  • Location(s): Panama City
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern Day

How a bunch of ex-pats and Electric Lemonade helped transform a bookworm’s life for the better Burned-out charity worker and self-described ‘stick-in-the-mud’, Kate Lewis, has been left high and dry in Panama by her UN action man boyfriend who...

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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
  • Author(s): Robert Hillman
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

The perfect book for anyone who’s ever had their heart broken, anyone who’s ever had their broken heart mended, and anyone who’s ever visited a bookshop… Tom Hope doesn’t chase rainbows. He does his best on the farm –...

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The Bookshop on the Corner

The Bookshop on the Corner
  • Author(s): Jenny Colgan
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Nina is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Voyages by Verse' Poetry Competition...

A poem in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

1,000 word maximum - no minimum

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 13th June 2021