In a nutshell: a couple stakes all their economic hopes on turning an old house in a small town into a used book store. After initial tension (will they find enough stock to make all the new shelves look less pathetically empty?) it works out for them. They make friends. There are cats. Tea and coffee are served. Homemade gifts are exchanged. Books are sold. Customers are interesting--humorous, moving, difficult.
As one who is collecting stock (antiquarian and out of print children's books) for her own bookstore, I appreciated the practical side of things very much. As a lover of bookstores, I appreciated it even more.
Quibble: I wish Wendy Welch had put in a map, showing how to get to her store!