October Book Box
1 Copy of Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Cafe
1 Copy of Ikigai: The Japanese Secrets to a Long and Happy Life
1 Bottle of MariaBella Valpolicella
(Cup of coffee and candle not included, but you can check them out at our wine bar) Read more
Update: This month we found inspiration for our Book Box in a conversation with one of our customers. They were impressed by our collection of Japanese literature--humble brag–and mentioned it to us. You can be your own judge of our selection, but Japanese literature does have a special place in our store.
For fans and for newbies of the genre we’ve selected two Japanese, and international, bestsellers.
Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Cafe is a follow-up to Kawaguchi’s debut smash hit and introduces four new customers of who go to a cafe in Tokyo that offers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time--but for only as long as it takes a cup of hot coffee to cool. It is an intriguing tale that tells the story of people who must face up to their past in order to move on with their lives.
Those looking for meaning in their life might also benefit from reading our nonfiction choice of the month: Ikigai. This Japanese concept loosely translates to ‘a reason to jump out of bed in the morning’. No guarantees, but this little book of wisdom might help you define your purpose.
To finish it off we’ve added a ruby red bottle of wine with hints of cherry and red berries. The four characters on the bottle might have well been guests of the Japanese cafe. Each drawing represents a friend or colleague of the winemaker, accompanied by a snippet of their personal story. Let your imagination run wild and write the rest of their tale.