Days at the Morisaki Bookshop

Days at the Morisaki Bookshop

Fiction, General Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/07/2023
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Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
So hauntingly precious
This is a book that will linger in my memory for a long, long time. Quiet, easy and wholesome. A perfect palette cleanser for when you need to shut the ... READ MORE
Carla Bastos
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Magical!
I’ve got one word… Wow!! This book was so engaging I couldn’t contain myself and read it all in one day. The Days at the Morisaki Bookshop follows Takak... READ MORE
sagal
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A tale of family, reconnection, home and what it means to love books!
A tale of family, reconnection, home and what it means to love books! Days at the Morisaki Bookshop was wholesome and heartwarming. Narrating the experienc... READ MORE
Léa at Brighton
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Bookshops and coffee, what more could you want
Where to even begin. This book was so cute and heartwarming, any book based around a bookshop is a win in my eyes. I loved the description of the Morisaki ... READ MORE
Georgina
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Emotional and Heartwarming
This was a beautiful read and perfect for curling up to read on a cosy evening. The translation has been done perfectly and captures the emotion of each of... READ MORE
Molly at East Kilbride
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
One size truly fits all
Do you ever feel like your stuck? Not just in life, but emotionally too? Do you feel like life is just passing you by and you can’t grasp onto anything? ... READ MORE
Shivani Dahya
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A Delight..
25 yr old Takako has reached a dead end in her relationship and her job and finds herself in the tiny upstairs flat of her Uncle Satoru's second hand books... READ MORE
Teresa@StNeots
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
beautiful and gentle!
This is such a lovely and gentle story about the healing power of books, reading, and community. At the end of reading this novel I realised that I felt s... READ MORE
Amoy Daley, Waterstones Leamington Spa
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Short and sweet
This book really captures the wholesome feel that a bookshop gives. Takako takes refuge here after a number of things go wrong in her life, and she discove... READ MORE
Holly at Oldham
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Heartwarming and very cozy !
Reading this Book I almost felt like I was in the Morisaki Bookshop from the warmth and coziness of the writing! I really enjoyed the tone of the Book thro... READ MORE
Emily
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
One size truly fits all
Do you ever feel like your stuck? Not just in life, but emotionally too? Do you feel like life is just passing you by and you can’t grasp onto anything? ... READ MORE
Shivani Dahya
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Tender, subtle, and a delightful read
This is such a joyous and gentle book, in its way like a 1980s cartoon. What a pleasure to read a book that is so pure, full of kindness and warmth. It is ... READ MORE
Phill - Waterstones Bookseller
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Cosy Fiction at Its Finest
‘Days at the Morisaki Bookshop’ is a story with a simple message. Life is short, but we have the power to make it sweet. It’s a story of love, grief, famil... READ MORE
Noor Mohamed
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A cosy delight!
This quick read was a comfort from the first chapter. We meet Takako who decides to move into her uncle's bookshop after a devasting heartbreak and discove... READ MORE
Chloe at Fosse Park
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
For the book lovers
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop is a sleepy Sunday afternoon spent wandering the stacks of an old, secondhand book shop. You need to slow down and savor the... READ MORE
Lisa Hurd
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
I just couldn’t put it down, a life-affirming read
A really sweet slice of life novel. It’s a prefect travel companion for short journeys and sitting on the beach. I took this book with me on a walk and end... READ MORE
Lucy from Scarborough
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Feels like how books smell
As someone who doesn't generally read or connect with cozy fiction, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed spending time at the Morisaki Bookshop. I felt as... READ MORE
Meg
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
The perfect read to kickstart autumn!
I first spotted this book in our store from the beautiful cover alone. I can wholeheartedly say it is one of the most spectacular and eye-catching covers I... READ MORE
Bethany Carter
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Cosy Fiction at Its Finest (Expanded Review)
‘Days at the Morisaki Bookshop’ is a story with a simple message. Life is short, but we have the power to make it sweet. It’s a story of love, grief, famil... READ MORE
Noor Mohamed
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Books about Books
Of course this book was fantastic! Set in a small neighbourhood in Tokyo where the streets are lined with second-hand bookshops, a girl and her uncle bond ... READ MORE
Maylan Murray
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A gentle read exploring the healing properties of books
A gentle read exploring the healing properties of books. As it is a very short book, there is little time to really delve into the lives of the characters,... READ MORE
C.B
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A heartwarming, easy read
This isn’t a book I’d usually pick up but I’d heard such good things I decided to give it a go. It’s was an Autumn cosy read, and a delightful break from ... READ MORE
Sarah Packer
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A magical and beautiful tale surrounding bookshops…
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop is a tale of families, love, new beginnings and that comfort can be found in all bookshops and between the pages of any book.... READ MORE
Emma at Waterstones Blackburn
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A short and sweet read.
This book was charming, and it started out great. I really enjoyed the development of Takako’s relationship with her uncle, and her discovery of reading. U... READ MORE
Ellen at Oxford
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Delightful
This book is delightful, full of Japanese charm. short and easy to read; about finding ones purpose. Wether it's an accurate depiction of working in ... READ MORE
Rebecca at Twickenham
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Perfect evening read
Thank you to the publisher for a reading copy of this book. I really enjoyed this light-hearted cosy story about the power of books, reading and human c... READ MORE
Chloë at Cheltenham Waterstones
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A cosy read for book lovers
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop is a quaint, slice of life story that is equally heartwarming and memorable. The premise is quite simple but the storytelling... READ MORE
Jess
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A bit too slow
This is a lovely story however even though it is very short it took me a while to get through. Quite meandering however, it was nice to read about somebody... READ MORE
Jasmine Blackburn Waterstones
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Your heart will be warmed!
Yagisawa beautifully intertwines love and self-discovery in a Tokyo bookshop - reminding us why we love to read.
Layla Ross
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Cosy and heartwarming
A lovely tale full of heart and humanity, zooming us into the everyday life of a woman who feels a bit lost in the world. It’s so refreshing to read about ... READ MORE
Emily at Manchester Arndale

Synopsis

Hidden in Jimbocho, Tokyo is a booklover's paradise. On a quiet corner in an old wooden building lies a shop filled with hundreds of second-hand books. Twenty-five-year-old Takako has never liked reading, although the Morisaki bookshop has been in her family for three generations. It is the pride and joy of her uncle Satoru, who has devoted his life to the bookshop since his wife Momoko left him five years earlier. When Takako's boyfriend reveals he's marrying someone else, she reluctantly accepts her eccentric uncle's offer to live rent-free in the tiny room above the shop. Hoping to nurse her broken heart in peace, Takako is surprised to encounter new worlds within the stacks of books lining the Morisaki bookshop. As summer fades to autumn, Satoru and Takako discover they have more in common than they first thought. The Morisaki bookshop has something to teach them both about life, love, and the healing power of books.

  • Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781786583239
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 157g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm

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Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
not as magical as I thought
Not as magical as I thought it would be and quite quirky. I was expecting something like Before the coffee gets cold so that's on meA very easy, entertaini... READ MORE
june.reads
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Gorgeous Read!
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy, I knew I would love it! After all I had already bought and gifted a few copies. So thankfully I am please... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A wholesome read that’s beautifully crafted.
Recently i’ve gotten into Japanese translated fiction and had read the series “Before the Coffee gets Cold”. I stumbled upon Satoshi Yagisawa’s book by ch... READ MORE
Hollie Reston
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A magical tale of love and books
The Days at the Morisaki Bookshop is one of those books that is hard to pigeon hole into a category- yes, it is contemporary fiction but like many Japanese... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A charming story in the vein of There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job, The Nankano Thrift Shop and Convenience Store Woman.
When Takako's boyfriend announces that he's getting married, but not to her, she takes refuge in her uncle's secondhand bookshop. Not a reader to begin wit... READ MORE
manorclassics
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A Quaint Short Novel
This is a lovely short read (I read it all in one sitting) and really easy to get into. I wish it was longer so that I could lose myself in the fusty books... READ MORE
Kayleigh  Panton
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Great read
It is everything you want and expect from a short, Japanese novel. Concise, engaging and a few great characters.
Adam Fields
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Gorgeous
I loved this book so much, what more could a book lover want then a book about a bookshop! Beautiful characters, and a lovely short story, highly recommend... READ MORE
Doglover
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
One of the best books I have read
Engaging from start to finish, and brilliant for those new to reading. Only just started getting into fictional books as I enjoy a lot of non fiction but t... READ MORE
Alyssa Edge
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A Little Life
Outstanding. Could not put it down. So much so, I have read it twice. A story of true friendship, difficult relationships and abuse. Brilliant!
Emma Crook
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A Heavenly read and emotionally inspiring
The characters of the book are truly interesting, a young woman whose relationship ends badly goes to live with an Uncle she barely remembers, he owns a se... READ MORE
Elsabear
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Not for me
I’m not sure what I was expecting but I’m afraid I was totally underwhelmed by this book and don’t know what else to say about it! Maybe something was los... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Heart touching
I really enjoyed the book, it really touched my heart. I felt engaged with the character and it was a lovely read, didn't want to put it down. I love how t... READ MORE
Amisha Patel
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Some comforting qualities
Plenty to enjoy within this story of how a young woman who is lost and dejected in the world finds refuge in her Uncle’s bookshop. However I found the writ... READ MORE
Kim
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Days at the Morisaki Bookstore by Satoshi Yagisawa and translated by Eric Ozawa.
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop by Satoshi Yagisawa and translated by Eric Ozawa is a story about a second hand bookstore in Jimbocho, Tokyo. Twenty five yea... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Books save lives
Set in the district of Jimbocho, Tokyo, the Hay- on-Wye (UK) of Japan, I couldn’t wait to get my teeth into this book. And the thought of living in a books... READ MORE
Carol  Groves
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A quiet and pleasant read
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop - Satoshi Yagisawa After a disastrous end to a relationship and subsequently quitting her job Takako reluctantly moves int... READ MORE
Beverley Cole
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Wonderful translated fiction
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop is a short, slice of life fiction book by Satoshi Yagisawa, which has been translated into English by Eric Ozawa. I absolute... READ MORE
Jemma Crosland
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Gentle, light and pleasant enough
Takako has moved from the countryside to the city for work and has developed a relationship with a co-worked. However when he tells her that he's marrying... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A hug of a book
This hug of a book ticked every box and honestly felt written for me - set in Japan, a love letter to books and bookshops, and completely and utterly cosy.... READ MORE
Lydia Cl
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A gentle tale about learning to love reading
How could I resist a book about books and a bookshop? Days at the Morisaki Bookshop is a quaint and engaging read with insight into Japanese culture. A gen... READ MORE
Jayne Southern
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A beautifully written and observed story for avid readers
Definitely one for avid readers! I didn’t know quite what to expect, but it’s a beautifully observed and written story set in Japan. The bookshop has been ... READ MORE
Mary Urquhart
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Just like love, cozy and painful
It was an incredible piece of literature! Once you start reading it you won't want to put it down, not because it is exciting but because the story is so c... READ MORE
Nilufer Sonmez
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Beautiful writing
Feel-good book with, an interesting style you might not be used to. Awesome overall.
David
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Beautifully light
I picked up this book follow other positive reviews as I was wanting something heart-warming and light, following a run of books which weren’t the most upl... READ MORE
areadingdave
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A delight for all lovers of bookshops and reading!
This book is truly enjoyable to read. As you follow the MC on her journey of falling in love with books (and with her life!) you are reminded warmly of you... READ MORE
Alexandra Hamilton
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Quaint Book But Boring
Was very excited to read this book , but found that nothing actually happens in this story and was left very disappointed!
judy Kelly
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Beautifully sketched out, as if with a calligraphic pen
Takako’s life as she knows it turns upside down and she is forced to start anew. Fate washes her up on the shore of our Uncle’s secondhand bookshop in a qu... READ MORE
Nick A
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
For Anyone Who Loves A Bookstore
This book is perfect for anyone who loves to take a deep breath whenever they step into a book store-- they really ought sell that smell as a scented candl... READ MORE
Maureen Stapleton
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
I loved it!
A taste of Japan, for which I am often searching in books. I found it emotional, wholesome and cosy. I didn’t want it to end, so I am really looking forwar... READ MORE
Tina Raine
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Nothing special
It was nice and light, but when I finished I had the feeling I had kind of wasted my time
Olivia Matthias
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Simple and Impactful
This is a straightforward slice of life yet filled with little details and beautiful descriptions of the setting that add depth to people's lives as we mee... READ MORE
Richi Mohanty
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
A wonderful easy read
A wonderful book about family and love. An easy read. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Nia Parry
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Nothing to write home about.
This was just okay, nothing to write home about. The first half of this novella-style story was really good. The story features Takako, who moves into th... READ MORE
Natalie M-E
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Not my usual read!
There was something that called to me when I saw this and I ended up reading the first chapter in the shop and I was hooked! Just goes to show the power of... READ MORE
Andrew Sykes