Seven Seas Licenses The Haunted Bookstore - Gateway to a Parallel Universe Light Novels

(LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2020) – Seven Seas Entertainment, through its Airship light novel imprint, is delighted to announce the license acquisition of the novel series The Haunted Bookstore - Gateway to a Parallel Universe by Shinobumaru, an atmospheric fantasy series for bibliophiles and fans of Japanese ghost stories!

Ever since she was three years old, Kaori has lived in a bookstore where the boundaries between the mortal realm and the spirit realm are blurred. Her adoptive father, who lives with her in this magical space, is a spirit himself. One day, Kaori comes across a bleeding young man who has stumbled into the spirit realm just as she did when she was a small child. Though the young man is an exorcist who has vowed revenge against all spirits, Kaori decides to embrace kindness and help him find his way back home. This supernatural book series focuses on a different adventure in each volume and features stunning wraparound cover illustrations by Munashichi.

Seven Seas will publish the series The Haunted Bookstore - Gateway to a Parallel Universe (Light Novel) for the first time in North America in print and (early) on digital platforms in single large-trim editions. Volume 1, The Spirit Daughter and the Exorcist Son, will be released in print in October 2021 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN as part of Seven Seas' Airship light novel imprint.

About Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment specializes in bringing the best of Japanese manga and light novels to North American audiences, and producing original comics, graphic novels, and youth literature. As of July 2021, Seven Seas and all of its book imprints are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services. For more information, visit

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