What You Are Looking for Is in the Library (Hardcover)
"A charming tale about how individuals find what they truly need in life in some of the most unlikely places. Those emotionally lost in Tokyo will often find themselves in the library, seeking answers. Reference librarian Sayuri Komachi is undaunted in her job of recommending books. Even if it’s not quite what the patron was looking for, it is exactly what they need and Komachi knows it. A novel of connection, hope and discovery, with a healthy dose of library love thrown in!"--Reviewed by Jennifer
A WASHINGTON POST BEST FEEL GOOD BOOK OF 2023
For fans of Before the Coffee Gets Cold, a charming, internationally bestselling Japanese novel about how the perfect book recommendation can change a readers' life.
What are you looking for? So asks Tokyo's most enigmatic librarian. For Sayuri Komachi is able to sense exactly what each visitor to her library is searching for and provide just the book recommendation to help them find it.
A restless retail assistant looks to gain new skills, a mother tries to overcome demotion at work after maternity leave, a conscientious accountant yearns to open an antique store, a recently retired salaryman searches for newfound purpose.
In Komachi's unique book recommendations they will find just what they need to achieve their dreams. What You Are Looking For Is in the Library is about the magic of libraries and the discovery of connection. This inspirational tale shows how, by listening to our hearts, seizing opportunity and reaching out, we too can fulfill our lifelong dreams. Which book will you recommend?