The Nowhere Emporium, Paperback

The Nowhere Emporium Paperback

Part of the Kelpies series

4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Winner of the Blue Peter Best Story Award 2016 and the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2016.

When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident.

Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms -- rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble.

Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever?

Scottish Children's Book Award winner Ross MacKenzie unleashes a riot of imagination, colour and fantasy in this astonishing adventure, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke and Neil Gaiman.

Winner of the 2015 NEBA (North East Book Award)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781782501251



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This novel delivers so much to its readers, it’s a must read for both children and adults who appreciate stories of adventure and magic. At two chapters a night, Laila and I sat on her bed, whisked away by this alluring story. The Book of Wonders is marvelous, and the Emporium is fascinating. Daniel, Mr. Silver, and Ellie, they are all great characters that we both grew attached to, and supportive of. There are so many incredible elements to this story; it is hard not to adore it. To say we were sad to turn the last page is an understatement. This is recommended for ages 8-12, and that is totally spot on, but I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t enjoy it (possibly even more) than Laila did. I recommend this book for not only children, but for adults that can appreciate and enjoy the imaginative worlds of fantasy. Without any doubt, we both give this novel 4 stars. It’s totally on our "read again" list.

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This was a fantastic, magical books that is perfect for grade 4 and up, although I enjoyed it so much as an adult! The Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow and orphaned Daniel finds the shop quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. The books is just the right length. I also have read the Night Circus and this book was compared to it quite a bit. Too me, it was a bit similar, but it definitely has its own plot with twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this book. It was full of imagination, colour and fantasy. A definite recommendation to read! I received a complimentary copy via

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