The Cat Who Saved Books

When high school bibliophile Rintaro Natsuki inherits his grandfather’s tiny used bookstore after his passing, he’s prepared to close the shop for good, but a visit from a mysterious tabby cat changes everything. Boy and cat embark on a series of labyrinths in an alternate dimension—though not far from reality—in which books are being mistreated. It’s almost like A Christmas Carol, but Japanese and in reverse: a trio of grumpy old men are visited by the dynamic duo—books are saved and hearts are changed. With a pinch of innocent first love sprinkled in, The Cat Who Saved Books is a charming, thought-provoking read that will make you appreciate books more than ever. Recommended by Mary

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By Sosuke Natsukawa, Louise Heal Kawai (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780063095724
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Published: HarperVia - December 7th, 2021

"Cats, books, young love, and adventure: catnip for a variety of readers!" –Kirkus

“Bibliophiles will dote on this charming import from Japan, smoothly translated by Louise Heal Kawai." – Library Journal