I cannot remember when or how I first heard about Christopher Morley's Parnassus on Wheels, but I found a free e-version long before I read it. It was not until I received it in my Book Riot Quarterly box. (I am not associated in any way with Book Riot, except as a fan.) I used to subscribe to Powell's Indispensable, but I so rarely got any books I really liked or even wanted to read. This is not a criticism of Powell's, their choices simply did not fit my tastes. Book Riot on the other hand has gotten it right in both boxes so far. The Book Riot susbcription is also quarterly rather than every six weeks, which also fits my habits a bit better.
Parnassus on Wheels is a novella. It begins with Andrew McGill's sister Helen. Andrew is a writer and farmer. When Roger Mifflin comes to the farm intending to sell his traveling bookshop to Andrew. Helen quickly sees the trouble this will cause and resolves to buy the bookshop to have her own adventure. It is a charming love story in traditional ways, but it is also a tribute to the love of books and reading. It will take only an hour to read if you are quick, and only slightly longer if you are not. I am seriously tempted to read it again before putting it on my "keep forever" shelves.
Just as I was typing this I purchased Haunted Bookshop, also by Morley. If it is even half as good as Parnassus on Wheels it will be well worth the read.