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Manilla Press secures follow up to internationally bestselling phenomenon by Satoshi Yagisawa

Manilla Press, the boutique home for high quality fiction and narrative non-fiction at Bonnier Books UK’s Zaffre Publishing Group, has acquired the follow up to the internationally bestselling phenomenon, Days at the Morisaki Bookshop by Satoshi Yagisawa, entitled More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop.

Managing Editor Justine Taylor acquired UK & Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, at Frankfurt from Kelsey Young at HarperCollins US.

The first book, Days at the Morisaki Bookshop, was huge hit for Bonnier Books UK in 2023. Notable successes for the title include:

  • Being a huge bookseller’s favourite and a true word of mouth hit – from an initial UK sub of 2,254 copies to over 50,000 copies sold through TCM alone.
  • Over 125,000 copies sold across all editions.
  • An international sales sensation – over 47,000 copies sold across 50 countries.
  • A number 1 Kindle bestseller.
  • A BMS award-winning marketing campaign.
  • Our most requested-ever title via Waterstones Publisher News title platform.
  • A Waterstones ‘Best Paperback of 2023’.
  • An Indie Champion title for

Justine Taylor said: ‘We’ve all loved spending time at the Morisaki Bookshop and I can’t wait to bring the sequel to all the booksellers and readers who loved the first book. We have exciting, ambitious plans in store for More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop and I’m sure this book will be taken to people’s hearts in the same way as the first.’

Satoshi Yagisawa was born in Chiba, Japan, in 1977. Days at the Morisaki Bookshop, his debut novel, was originally published in 2009 and won the Chiyoda Literature Prize.

More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop is translated by Eric Ozawa.

More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop will be published in paperback, audio and eBook in July 2024.