A purring cat curled in your lap, a good cup of coffee, sitting in a café with a good book — these are just a few of our favorite things. With whimsy, tenderness and adventure, these novels, translated from the Japanese, have our whole hearts, and we know they’ll capture yours too. Hiro Arikawa first […]
As whimsical as it is charming, Before the Coffee Gets Cold is about a magical café that grants its customers the ability to travel through time. The beauty of Kawaguchi’s writing will immerse you so fully that you’ll find yourself looking for a seat at this quirky café.
*NOW AN LA TIMES BESTSELLER**OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD**AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER*If you could go back in time, who would you want to meet?In a small back alley of Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee—the chance to travel back in time.Over the course of one summer, four customers visit the café in the hopes of making that journey. But time travel isn’t so simple, and there are rules that must be followed. Most important, the trip can last only as long as it takes for the coffee to get cold.Heartwarming, wistful, mysterious and delightfully quirky, Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s internationally bestselling novel explores the age-old question: What would you change if you could travel back in time?Meet more wonderful characters in the next captivating novel in the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series, Before We Say Goodbye, releasing November 14, 2023!Read the rest of the Before the Coffee Gets Cold series:
- Tales from the Cafe
- Before Your Memory Fades
About the Author
Toshikazu Kawaguchi is a Japanese author whose novel, Coffee Gets Cold, became an international bestseller that's been adapted for the screen. Other books from Kawaguchi's popular series include Tales from the Cafe, Before Your Memory Fades and Before We Say Goodbye. Kawaguchi was previously a producer, director and writer for the theatrical group Sonic Snail. As a playwright, his works include COUPLE, Sunset Song and Family Time.