How do I know my level?
Go to the "Check My Level?" page and read some example pages from each pack. If you understand most of the grammar and vocabulary, that is the right level for you! If you are struggling to understand, try selecting a lower level pack.
Why three random books?
No three authors write the same way. Each book has different vocabulary, nuance, and expressions based on the author's style and plot. Three random books of the same level will give you a wide variety of language to learn from. Different genres will ensure that there is something you will find interesting.
Are the books new?
Most of the books are bought used, this is to keep costs down so they can be affordable, but each one has been chosen for its quality and appropriate contents.
How quickly will I receive the books?
Packs will be mailed within 48 hours of your order and should take up to 3 weeks to be delivered (dependent upon where you live). If you have not received your books after three weeks, please e-mail me.
Do you take requests?
I can take requests but there is no guarantee I will be able to find certain books. Also, prices and shipping times may vary, depending on the books requested. Please go to the Request a Book page.
What about manga?
Manga is difficult, as a manga “pack” would have to include only the first volume of three different manga series. (I don’t think anyone wants to start in the middle of a story!) If you would like to try manga, or if you have a specific manga you are looking for, please make a request on the Request a Book page and I will do my best to find it for you. Prices and shipping times will vary on all requests.
Can I return my books?
If you are unsatisfied with your books, or you ordered the wrong level, you will get a full refund upon the return of the books in good condition.
Where do you ship to?
Right now, we ship to most locations in Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia. If you are outside these regions or are unsure if I ship to you, please make a request and I will try my best to send books to you. Prices and shipping times may vary with all requests.
Who are you and why should I trust you to select books for me?
I am an American who has been living in Japan since 2013. I have been learning Japanese for over 10 years and I attended Japanese language school in Japan for two of those years. I work as a Japanese to English translator and besides my work, I love to read Japanese books. I want to share my love of reading with Japanese learners who might not have access to native material in their home countries. I will do my absolute best to find quality books, so you can start or continue your Japanese learning journey.