English Title: Ascendance of a Bookworm: I’ll Do Anything to Become a Librarian!
Japanese Title: 本好きの下剋上 ～司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません～ — “Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen”
Author: Miya Kazuki — 香月 美夜
Illustrator: You Shiina — 椎名 優
Genre: Isekai, Fantasy, Drama
Original Run: January 2015 – ongoing
English Run: May 2019 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: TO Books
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 25 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 9 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7 – Nook $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. J-Novel Club will begin to release paperbacks in September 2019.
- English Website — Japanese Website
- MAL Entry — Forum — Anime-Planet
- Baka Updates — LNDB.info — Novel Updates
Synopsis: A certain college girl who’s loved books ever since she was a little girl dies in an accident and is reborn in another world she knows nothing about. She is now Myne, the sickly five-year-old daughter of a poor soldier. To make things worse, the world she’s been reborn in has a very low literacy rate and books mostly don’t exist. She’d have to pay an enormous amount of money to buy one. Myne resolves herself: If there aren’t any books, she’ll just have to make them! Her goal is to become a librarian. This story begins with her quest to make books so she can live surrounded by them! Dive into this biblio-fantasy written for book lovers and bookworms!
Reviews of Ascendance of a Bookworm
- English Light Novels (Gee): Vol 1 — Vol 2 — Vol 3 — Vol 4 — Vol 5 — Vol 6
- Justus R. Stone: Vol 1
- Manga Bookshelf: Vol 1 — Vol 2 — Vol 3 — Vol 4 — Vol 5 — Vol 6 — Vol 7 — Vol 8 — Vol 9 — Vol 10
Season One: MAL Entry — 14 episodes. Aired October 2019 to December 2019
Season Two: MAL Entry — 12 episodes. Aired April 2020 to June 2020
Season Three: MAL Entry — Announced
If you liked Ascendance of a Bookworm, you might also want to try…
- Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life? — reincarnation, female main character, fantasy
- Book Girl — book lovers, some fantasy elements
- The Bibliophile Princess — main character is obsessed with books
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