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What You Are Looking for is in the Library: The uplifting Japanese fiction bestseller

What You Are Looking for is in the Library: The uplifting Japanese fiction bestseller

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Sunday Times bestseller
Time Magazine Top 100 Best Book of the Year 2023

'I ADORED this uplifting, hopeful novel ' 
Daily Mail
'It made me laugh and cry and feel comforted' 5***** Reader review
'A tribute to the transformative power of books and librariesIrish Times

Already loved by thousands of readers, an inspirational tale of the love, comfort and growth you can find in the pages of a good book.
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.

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 purpose

Can she help them find what they are looking for?

Which book will you recommend?

'An undeniable page-turner' New York Times

For 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 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. It made me look for 
connection in my life' 5***** Reader review

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