I thought I would really like this book but I'm sorry to say was disappointed. A young girl named Rosemary comes to New York City following the death of her mother and secures a job in a bookstore called the Arcade that deals in rare and valuable books. There were several employees of the bookstore who were very eccentric to say the least. Some of the characters were very likeable. Other characters, in particular the albino and also Oscar, I found to be creepy, warped, and well just downright mean! The plot of the book centered around finding a lost Melville novel which brought out the worst in people. The conclusion of the book was surprising but enjoyable. I have given this book a 2 rating, but would actual give it a 2.5 if available.