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Pages & Co: The Book Wanderers (Book #1) - Alder & Alouette

Pages & Co: The Book Wanderers (Book #1)

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Pages aand Co.: The Book Wanderers

Since her mother's disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly Pages has found comfort in the stories at Pages aand Co., her grandparents' bookshop. But when her favorite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, start showing up at the shop, Tilly's adventures become very real. Not only can she follow Anne and Alice into their books, she discovers she can bookwander into any story she chooses. Tilly's new ability leads her to fun and exciting adventures, but danger may be lurking on the very next page...  

When new secrets are uncovered, it's up to Tilly to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago. From debut author Anna James comes a charming and exciting adventure about a bookish young heroine, a mysterious librarian, and a magical bookshop that will delight book lovers everywhere.


  • A USA Today Bestselling book, 2019-2020
  • A Barnes & Noble Book of the Month, 2019
  • A 2019 Kids' Indie Next List Pick
  • A National Bestseller, 2019-current



  • Pages and Co.: The Book Wanderers
  • Written by Anna James and illustrated by Paola Escobar.
  • Ages 8 to 12 years


  • Published by Philomel Books, September 24, 2019.
  • 1.1" H x 8.7" L x 5.9" W (0.9 lbs) 304 pages


  • Published by Puffin Books, February 25, 2020.
  • 0.9" H x 8.2" L x 5.4" W (0.62 lbs) 304 pages



Steeped in magical world building, James' debut pays loving testament to the power of books. -- Booklist

 An affectionate ode to books and book lovers. --Publishers Weekly

 Delightful! A Joy of a book.-- Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars

 A lovely and enchanting read, whether you're 9 years old or 49 years old. -- The Belfast Telegraph

 James' magical debut is a delight from first page to last.-- Event Magazine

A thrilling, inventive, book-lover's delight.-- Matt Haig, author of A Boy Called Christmas

Will be adored by book lovers of all ages...a new treasure.-- The Missourian