Bedtime Story: The Enchanted Bookshop – Night 3

Bedtime Story: The Enchanted Bookshop – Night 3


Once Upon a Time…

Sven coughed and cleared his throat. He remembered that his grandfather believed in magic books. And that Sven’s parents made fun of him for his belief. Now that he was an adult and had spent time in a world where he found no trace of magic, he had to agree with them.

He turned the letter over and continued reading:

“I feel certain that one of these books is your magic book. If you take the time to look for it, you’ll find it will hold the key to your happy future. Set aside any cynicism and doubt, and open your mind to possibility.



He carefully folded the letter and replaced it, the key, and the map in the envelope. He’d be able to sell the rare books online and raise some much-needed cash. His grandfather’s personal collection might be interesting to thumb through; he’d like to know where his grandfather’s unshakeable optimism came from. But believe in magic books that attracted the people who needed to read them? He couldn’t buy into that.


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Copyright 2014 by Barbara Hinske