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  • Location: Tokyo, Jimbocho

More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop

More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Welcome back to the Morisaki bookshop!

  • ISBN: 978-1786584328
  • Genre: Fiction, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

The Morisaki bookshop, a small family-run shop, is so packed with books that barely five people can fit inside. Books crowd the shelves and invade every corner of the floor; when a customer arrives, the owner, Satoru, immediately pops out from behind the counter. Recently, his wife Momoko has joined him, and often, in her free time after work, their niece Takako also helps out.

For the first time, the girl does not feel lonely; she has new friends and new rituals to keep her company: the annual Jimbocho festival, the café around the corner, or an unexpected visitor. Because, as she has discovered, a bookstore is populated not by the characters contained in the books, but also by those who frequent it. And those stories create bonds.

As a sign of gratitude, Takako gives her aunt and uncle a trip, promising to look after the shop while they are away. Everything seems to be going swimmingly, but then why is Satoru behaving so strangely? And what does that woman with the red umbrella want who has appeared at the end of the street? How many other stories, emotions, and treasures does the Morisaki bookshop hold?

Travel Guide


A neighbourhood filled with bookstores!

Within a 15-minute walking radius of Jimbocho Station, there are around 200 bookstores crammed floor to ceiling with all kinds of books.

Jimbocho Book Town begins at around the intersection of Yasukuni-dori Street and Hakusan-dori Street. Many of the bookstore sell second-hand titles.

BookTrail Boarding Pass:  More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop

Destination/Location: Jimbocho, Tokyo  Author: Satoshi Yagisawa Departure: 2000s

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