This manga bookstore has a thousand stories to tell.
R to L (Japanese Style). Every bookstore has a thousand stories to tell. Every bookstore has a thousand stories to tell.An art student finds inspiration. An archer hits a bull's-eye. A homemaker rediscovers romance. A teenager discovers his true self in the pages of a manga magazine. All this and more at Kingyo Used Books, a place that helps people find their dreams.
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This is a manga about how manga is wonderful and manga fans are the best people and used book stores are magical. I adore it. It's like it was designed for me. It is like a quiet Sunday afternoon and a sunbeam, with bonus manga!facts. Each chapter is a mostly stand-alone short story about the people who wander into Kingyo Used Books, a quirky and somewhat supernatural used manga shop, and how rediscovering old manga changes their lives for the better. It is basically an extended love song to old books. Have I mentioned that I am in love?(Although I admit to being unsure whether it really is possible, in Japan, to make a high-flying living doing nothing but buying and selling old books and comics. In the US you're lucky to scrape out a living owning a store, much less trying to flip them freelance. If it really *is* possible, I want to move there and do that.)Also, there are non-fiction notes for every chapter going over the history and significance of the real comics that the stories revolve around. I don't know if they appeared in the Japanese versions or are special for us stupid Americans, but I loved them, and learned so much (even about the comics I already knew something about.)If you aren't a books-and-or-comics geek, this may not be the series for you? On the other hand, if you aren't a book-and-or-comics geek, what are you doing here?