I’m not familiar with the publishers of this photobook but as to what I read, this is something like “Sagawa Danshi” which was released a year ago if I’m not mistaken.
“Shoten Danshi” or “Bookstore Men” in Japanese, is a collection of photos of different (good-looking) male bookstore employees in different but specific popular bookstores in Japan. This is kind of like the artbooks “Moe Danshi Gatari” and “Mousou Hello Work“—lots of in-depth explanation on what their work is about and how they go about in daily life.
The cover illustration is by Kumota Haruko. *u*) ❤
This is not an artbook therefore you won’t be really expecting much illustrations inside other than the cover, a few profile illustrations and comics—as mentioned, it’s a photobook so obviously it contains 90% photos, lol.
The comics are by Kuze Banko, Akitama Koito and Kashio.
Anyway, if I’m not mistaken, I think this is the “Sagawa Danshi” photobook from last year (it’s a Japanese blog). So yes, “Shoten Danshi” will most probably be like this.
I don’t know about you guys but I’m really excited for this one! Not being a total creep but I love seeing working men especially professors, baristas, bookkeepers, bartenders, pet shop owners… okay this list will just go on and on I must stop.
I hope they can make a photobook about baristas, too! Out of those I mentioned above I would really be interested in baristas and professors. Not going to hope for a photobook about ikemen professors since… well… that’s quite… ;; so yeah settling with baristas!
This will be released on September 26, 2013 for 1575 yen.
Quite unrelated but I’m receiving e-mails and Tumblr messages about where I buy books specifically BL. I’m sorry I’m not asnwering to all mails right now since I put up a “Where to Buy” page already and all info about the stores I usually buy at are all stated there.
If you’re from the Philippines and is having a hard time picking since you’re worried about custom charges, I suggest go for couriers like SAL. It’s a bit longer than EMS but rest assured you won’t go all the way to the customs and pay a ridiculous amount of charges.
I’m thinking of making a separate entry soon so please look forward to it.