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The Museum of Literary Souls

also published as The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository

2013 Edgar® award winner for Best Short Story

Museume of Literary Souls

Mr. Berger spent 34 years as a closed accounts registrar, keeping his life as quiet and empty as possible. He prefers the company of books to that of people, and when the opportunity for early retirement presents itself, he is happy to spend the rest of his years in the countryside, with only books for company.

Mr. Berger’s quiet life is interrupted one evening when he sees a woman fling herself before a train, in the manner of Anna Karenina. When he rushes to help, however, the woman is gone—and thus Mr. Berger is even more shocked when he sees the same woman do exactly the same thing again, a few nights later. His investigation leads him to the Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository, a place beyond all his imaginings.

The Museum of Literary Souls was originally published in print format as The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository, exclusive to The Mysterious Bookshop in New York. It is available in electronic format as The Museum of Literary Souls through Amazon US and Amazon UK.