What you are looking for is in the library

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‘What are you looking for?’ asks Tokyo’s most enigmatic librarian, Sayuri Komachi. She is no ordinary librarian. Naturally, she has read every book on her shelf, but she also has the unique ability to read the souls of anyone who walks through her door. Sensing exactly what they’re looking for in life, she provides just the book recommendation they never knew they needed to help them find it. Every borrower in her library is at a different crossroads, from the restless retail assistant – can she ever get out of a dead-end job? – to the juggling new mother who dreams of becoming a magazine editor, and the meticulous accountant who yearns to own an antique store. The surprise book Komachi lends to each will have transformative consequences.

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THE BESTSELLING JAPANESE NOVEL
For fans of The Midnight Library and Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this soul-stirring Japanese novel shows how the perfect book recommendation can help us fulfil our dreams.

‘I definitely want to visit this library. I feel kinder after this book’ 5***** Reader review
‘It made me laugh and cry. It made me feel comforted and warm inside’ 5***** Reader review
‘Wonderful. It made me look for connection in my life’ 5***** Reader review
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Sayuri Komachi is no ordinary librarian. Sensing exactly what someone is searching for in life, she provides just the book recommendation to help them find it.

In this uplifting book, we meet five of Sayuri’s customers, each at a different crossroads:

– the restless retail assistant eager to pick up new skills
– the mother faced with a demotion at work after maternity leave
– the conscientious accountant who yearns to open an antique store
– the gifted young manga artist in search of motivation
– the recently retired salaryman on a quest for newfound purpose

Can she help them find what they are looking for?

What You Are Looking For is in the Library is about the magic of community libraries and the discovery of connection. Already loved by thousands of readers all over the world, this inspirational tale shows how, by listening to our hearts, seizing opportunity and reaching out, we too can fulfil our long-held dreams.

Which book will you recommend?
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAPAN BOOKSELLERS’ AWARD

Additional information

Weight 0.325 kg
Dimensions 20.4 × 13.6 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

895.636 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K