Skull face Bookseller Honda san

The true stories of a Japanese bookstore employee can be stranger than fiction!

Skull face Bookseller Honda san

Whether it's foreigners asking for "JAPANESE EROTIC MANGA," navigating the tricky government definition of "morally harmful material," or helping a customer who's awfully "criminally organized," there's rarely a dull moment for Honda-san. The true stories of a Japanese bookstore employee can be stranger than fiction!

Skull face Bookseller Honda san Vol 4

Honda-san no longer works in bookselling, but the tales of bookstore antics don't stop, as she turns to interviewing those still on the inside!

Skull face Bookseller Honda san  Vol  4

Honda-san no longer works in bookselling, but the tales of bookstore antics don't stop, as she turns to interviewing those still on the inside!

Skull face Bookseller Honda san

When you work in a Japanese bookstore like Honda-san, there are a million and one things to keep track of.

Skull face Bookseller Honda san

When you work in a Japanese bookstore like Honda-san, there are a million and one things to keep track of. Managing new releases, accounting for the revival of titles from the grave, understanding the unique(ly maddening) quirks of each manga publisher-it's enough to leave anyone bone-tired!

Skull face Bookseller Honda san

Honda provides a hilarious firsthand account from the front lines! Whether it's handling the store, out-of-print books, or enthusiastic manga fans, Honda takes on every challenge!

Skull face Bookseller Honda san

Honda might be a skeleton, but that's nowhere near as crazy as working in a Japanese bookstore! Whether it's running the store, dealing with out-of-print books, or handling eccentric customers, the bookstore life is filled with laughter and tears.