Book Girl

Book Girl
Book Girl

English Title: Book Girl
Japanese Title: 文学少女 — Bungaku Shoujo — “Literature Girl”
Author: Mizuki Nomura
Illustrator: Miho Takeoka
Translator: Karen McGillicuddy
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Original Run: 2006 – 2011
English Run: 2010 – 2014
Japanese Publisher: Famitsu Bunko (Enterbrain)
English Publisher: Yen Press
Volumes in Japanese: 8 (Completed, plus 4 anthology volumes for short story collections, and 4 volumes for sequel side-stories)
Volumes Published in English: 8 (Completed)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $12 — Kindle $8 — Nook $8

Synopsis: For Tohko Amano, a third-year high school student and self-styled “book girl,” being the head of the literary club is more than just an extracurricular activity. It's her bread and butter…literally! Tohko is actually a literature-gobbling demon, who can be found at all hours of the day munching on torn out pages from all kinds of books. But for Tohko, the real delicacies are hand-written stories. To satisfy her gourmet tastes, she's employed (rather, browbeaten) one Konoha Inoue, who scribbles away each day after school to satisfy Tohko's appetite. But when another student comes knocking on the literary club door for advice on writing love letters, will Tohko discover a new kind of delicacy?

Volume 1 – Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime
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Released July 27, 2010 — ISBN-13: 978-0316076906

Volume 2 – Book Girl and the Famished Spirit
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Released January 25, 2011 — ISBN-13: 978-0316076920

Volume 3 – Book Girl and the Captive Fool
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Released August 16, 2011 — ISBN-13: 978-0316076937

Volume 4 – Book Girl and the Corrupted Angel
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Released January 24, 2012 — ISBN-13: 978-0316076944

Volume 5 – Book Girl and the Wayfarer’s Lamentation
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Released July 24, 2012 — ISBN-13: 978-0316076951

Volume 6 – Book Girl and the Undine Who Bore a Moonflower
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Released January 22, 2013 — ISBN-13: 978-0316076968

Volume 7 – Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God (Part 1)
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Released July 23, 2013 — ISBN-13: 978-0316076975

Volume 8 – Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God (Part 2)
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Released January 21, 2014 — ISBN-13: 978-0316076982

Reviews of Book Girl

Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptations
1) Bungaku Shoujo
MAL Entry — movie — Aired May 2010 (Japan Only)
Note: Adapted events from volume 5 of the light novel series
2) Bungaku Shoujo: Memoire
MAL Entry — 3 OVA episodes — June 2010 – December 2010 (Japan Only)
Note: Adapted bits from various volumes

Manga Adaptations
1) Bungaku Shoujo to Shi ni Tagari no PierrotMAL Entry (Japan Only)
2) Bungaku Shoujo to Oishii RecipeMAL Entry (Japan Only)
3) Bungaku Shoujo to Koisuru PoetMAL Entry (Japan Only)
4) Bungaku Shoujo to Ue Kawaku GhostMAL Entry (Japan Only)

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15 thoughts on “Book Girl

    1. Hm, I’m still seeing the Kindle and Nook editions available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, respectively. $7.99 each.
      What country are you in? It’s possible that the digital rights were not acquired for all regions, so the Book Girl ebooks may not be available everywhere. I’ve heard Yen Press books have that issue, but I don’t know why that is.

      1. Oh thanks, I changed my country and address settings to US in amazon and finally able to see and buy it. I’m from Russia btw XD

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