10 AUGUST 2023
THE BESTSELLING JAPANESE NOVEL'An undeniable page-turner' New York TimesFor fans of The Midnight Library and Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this feel-good Japanese book shows how the perfect book recommendation can change a life. 'I ADORED this uplifting, hopeful novel ... A joy from start to finish' Daily Mail'It made me laugh and cry.
It made me feel comforted and warm inside' 5***** Reader review'A tribute to the transformative power of books and libraries' Irish Times_________________What are you looking for?So asks Tokyo's most enigmatic librarian, Sayuri Komachi. But she 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 visitors to the library, 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 purposeCan she help them find what they are looking for?Already loved by thousands of readers all over the world, What You Are Looking For is in the Library is an inspirational tale of love, life, and the comfort that can be found in good book. Which book will you recommend?_________________SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAPAN BOOKSELLERS' AWARD'I definitely want to visit this library. I feel kinder after this book' 5***** Reader review'A quirky slice of feel-good fiction that you could recommend to anyone' Mail on Sunday'Wonderful.