The best of Japanese literature
Read a Japanese novel every month, personally handpicked and curated for you!
What is Osusume books?
Osusume Books is a monthly book subscription service that includes the best Japanese contemporary novels available in English. Personally handpicked and curated by our founder, Yuka Ogasawara, a Japanese bookworm and language expert. The monthly subscription comes with a personal "Osusume note", a note about why the novel is recommended, when delivered straight to your doorstep.
WHAT MAKES OSUSUME BOOKS SPECIAL?
PERSONALLY HANDPICKED & CURATED: Meet our founder, Yuka Ogasawara, a bookworm and language expert from Tokyo in Japan. She reads more than 10 books a month, and wants to introduce these great Japanese books to the world.
TAILORED TO YOUR TASTE: We only send the books we have read and loved, and will share why you might enjoy the book too in the "Osusume note". We tailor our recommendation based on your taste so let us know your favorite genre and author.
WHY OSUSUME BOOKS IS PERFECT FOR YOU?
LEARN ABOUT JAPAN: Whether you are going to Japan soon or just simply love the Land of the Rising Sun, our service is the perfect way for you to learn more about its people and rich culture.
DISCOVER NEW AUTHORS: Whether it is your first time reading a Japanese book or have already enjoyed Haruki Murakami, we will help you discover other great Japanese authors and books that you might like—or even love.
BEST GIFT IDEA: You know people who meet the above criteria and looking for a great gift, try us! For sure they will enjoy.