23rd Manga Division Jury Selections
Yoake no toshokan (Library at Dawn)
NONOU Tao [Japan]
A stand-alone story focused on a reference service that helps librarians find materials and information for library users. AOI Hinako, a newbie librarian, searches a wide range of items, including photos, recipes, and original works that radio dramas were based on, and resolves doubts that are liable to be buried. With a gentle design that has a handwritten feel, the author spins a story that connects books, materials, people and hearts.