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More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop: A Novel by Satoshi Yagisawa (Paperback) (PREORDER)

More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop: A Novel by Satoshi Yagisawa (Paperback) (PREORDER)

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Fiction - Literary - World Literature - Japan

Translated by:  Eric Ozawa

RELEASE DATE: 7/2/2024 (PREORDERS WILL SHIP DIRECTLY FROM OUR SUPPLIER'S WAREHOUSE AND ARRIVE 1-2 DAYS AFTER THE RELEASE DATE)

In this charming and emotionally resonant follow up to the internationally bestselling Days at the Morisaki Bookshop, Satoshi Yagisawa paints a poignant and thoughtful portrait of life, love, and how much books and bookstores mean to the people who love them.

Set again in the beloved Japanese bookshop and nearby coffee shop in the Jimbochi neighborhood of Toyko, More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop deepens the relationship between Takako, her uncle Satoru , and the people in their lives. A new cast of heartwarming regulars have appeared in the shop, including an old man who wears the same ragged mouse-colored sweater and another who collects books solely for the official stamps with the author’s personal seal.

Satoshi Yagisawa illuminates the everyday relationships between people that are forged and grown through a shared love of books. Characters leave and return, fall in and out of love, and some eventually die. As time passes, Satoru, with Takako’s help, must choose whether to keep the bookshop open or shutter its doors forever. Making the decision will take uncle and niece on an emotional journey back to their family’s roots and remind them again what a bookstore can mean to an individual, a neighborhood, and a whole culture.

AUTHOR BIO: 

Satoshi Yagisawa was born in Chiba, Japan, in 1977. His debut novel, Days at the Morisaki Bookshop, won the Chiyoda Literature Prize.

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