Review by: Nancy Sheehan, Worcester Telegram & Gazette - December 20, 2004
"Delightful and engaging . . . Shelf Life is alternately tenderly insightful and downright funny."
Review by: Susan Reynolds, Los Angeles Times - December 20, 2004
"Shelf Life has much the same feel as a browse through a bookstore; the digressions, the snippets of conversation, the lure of new titles and the possibility of something that could change a life."
Review by: Lois Atwood, Providence Journal - December 20, 2004
"Those of us who think bookstores and libraries are the two best places in the world will enjoy this book by Suzanne Strempek Shea . . . Shelf Life is pleasant, amusing, and sometimes passionate. By the time I finished reading, I was ready to go hunt a bookstore job for myself."
Review by: Mopsy Kennedy, Improper Bostonian - December 20, 2004
"Shea describes authors' readings-including her own-that, even with sometimes squirmingly small audiences were exhausting, gratifying, quirky fun. With one foot in book-writing and the other in book-selling, Shea champions authors, especially local ones, and celebrates the excitement that radiates through the stores as flesh and book make contact."