Until Covid-19 eases: we ship to the US and Europe only (E-book subscription available worldwide)

What is Osusume books?

Osusume Books is a monthly book subscription service for Japanese books. You'll receive personalised recommendations, carefully chosen by a Japanese bookworm.

Enjoy outstanding Japanese novels every month – translated into English.

Want to discover Japan’s best authors? Explore novels across different genres? Choose an Osusume Book Package to receive the Japanese books of your dreams.

Each book is carefully selected and sent to you by our founder, Yuka Ogasawara, based on your literary tastes. Your book (or books) arrive with a personalised ‘Osusume Note’ explaining why this novel is recommended for you.

Until Covid-19 eases and postage times improve New Subscribers must live in the US or Europe to receive Book Packages. (Free Shipping)

If you live elsewhere, we recommend our Ebook Subscription. If you would still like a Book Package (with slower shipping) - please email contact@osusumebooks.com.


A PERSONAL TOUCH: Tell us your favourite genres and authors – and receive books that you’ll fall in love with from the first page.

AN EXPERT OPINION: Your literary preferences are analysed by our founder, Yuka, a language expert who reads over 15 books every month! She wants to get the best Japanese novels in your hands. That’s why our books are handpicked and curated, just for you.

THE OSUSUME NOTE: When you open your package, you’ll see a little note – the ‘Osusume note’ – explaining why this specific book, or books, are recommended for you.


LEARN ABOUT JAPAN: Fascinated by Japanese culture? Planning a trip there soon? Japanese books help you discover more about Japan: its history, people, lifestyle, customs and culture.

EXPLORE NEW AUTHORS & GENRES: New to Japanese literature? Already knowledgeable but keen to learn more? Read Murakami but that’s it? Subscribe for an incredible range of Japanese literature (across countless authors and genres) that’ll get you reading throughout the night!

THE PERFECT GIFT: Looking for that perfect gift idea for a book-loving friend or family member? Browse our book packages to give your friend a creative and long-lasting gift to remember.


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