Satoshi Yagisawa is so comfortable and at ease with the success of book one, he simply added a word to the title to identify book two, and, it works. It’s exactly what it says on the cover, and that’s exactly what we want – more days at the Morisaki Bookshop. This is a gentle and slow book, nothing particularly major happens but at the same time, everything is happening. Life just trundles on amongst the books. The everyday life of Takoko is at the centre of it all and the warmth, tradition and value of Japanese culture is at the heart.

About the Book

In Tokyo, there is a neighbourhood with the highest number of bookstores in the world. It is called Jimbocho where book lovers can browse to their heart’s delight and where hunters of first editions or autographed copies prowl the bookcases.

The Morisaki bookshop, a small family-run shop, is so packed with books that barely five people can fit inside. Books crowd the shelves and invade every corner of the floor; when a customer arrives, the owner, Satoru, immediately pops out from behind the counter. Recently, his wife Momoko has joined him, and often, in her free time after work, their niece Takako also helps out.

For the first time, the girl does not feel lonely; she has new friends and new rituals to keep her company: the annual Jimbocho festival, the café around the corner, or an unexpected visitor. Because, as she has discovered, a bookstore is populated not by the characters contained in the books, but also by those who frequent it. And those stories create bonds.

About The Author

Satoshi Yagisawa was born in Chiba, Japan, in 1977. Days at the Morisaki Bookshop, his debut novel, was originally published in 2009 and won the Chiyoda Literature Prize.

Author Photo from Goodreads

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  1. I am reading his previous book ‘Days at the Morisaki Bookshop’ now and I love it so much. I can’t wait to read his newest one.

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