A book about conversations between books is here! Chess professional Niranjan Navalgund’s The Lively Library & An Unlikely Romance makes books ‘human’ giving them personas, expressions, feelings and depth. From tomes that spout wisdom to two book-souls who fall in love, to a protector who tries hard to decode threat messages, this secret Book-World is a bibliophile’s fantasy. The story shifts between the human and book worlds, where humans keep looking for books in the library and the books discuss their readers. The humans don’t know that the books can talk. The books guard their secrets. Then one day, a book goes missing. What happens next is a series of events where humans and book-souls search for the lost book.

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