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Welcome to Claire's Room
Spanning the history of literature, our Fiction section has over 10,000 books, enough that Claire's Room, in the middle of the right side of the store when you enter, spills into the adjoining rooms. Winding across more than 30 bookshelves, the room is organized alphabetically. There are chairs and quiet spaces to peruse tucked within the room's meander.
Why is it called Claire's Room?
Claire is the name given to one of our "ghosts" in certain stories about unusual things that have happened here. It is certainly true that our fiction collection holds the "spirit" of the Haunted Bookshop, in that we love to introduce readers and stories to each other and speak of many of the books in this section the way other people might speak of their old friends.
In this room, you'll find paperback classics as well as beautiful, old hardcovers, a sampling of our favourite recent novels (some of which were signed by the author), and some things you might not find very often, like fiction published by the Toothpaste Press or lesser-known works by Mikhail Bulgakov. Not sure what to pick? Let us know what you like, and we'll show you some other things you might enjoy.
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