Seems interesting. Thou, I don't like the artist, which is the same one doing death march illustrations. Characters often look creepy / deformed. Which didn't stop me from reading, but I never enjoyed the illustrations.
Tsukumodo Antique Shop's first few volumes was a novel I read alongside Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria, back when I still new to light novels.
So, imagine this scenario: there's someone new to light novels, and those two novels were the very first ones he read. At the time (and to this point), he likes one as much as the other. Years later, I still have difficulty finding novels that can rival the writings of those novels. From the top of my head, I can only name probably novels like Biblia Koshodou or works by Sugaru Miaki that can rival them.
Now of course, as a random anonymous person, my opinions hold little to no importance. But I do hope my point comes across, point beingTsukumodo Kottouten is an excellent novel.
It has unfortunately not been licensed, so there is no official translation. Digging around a bit, it looks like there are fan translations for several of the volumes online, but I don't think that we're allowed to post links to that sort of thing here.
I got excited when I saw Seven Seas had licensed this title, but they licensed the manga adaptation only. So that means at least there’s something to buy to show interest in it, but I’m still hoping the original light novel will get licensed too.
I would also very like "Usotsuki" to be published, foremost because the character's dialogues are intersting and the protagonist's lies, to the reader and other characters, are, at least for me, both entertaining and unique.
This is the novel I want to see getting licensed the most! Recently I finished reading the web novel, which goes up to volume 6 of the light novel (the following 6 volumes are exclusive to the light novel version) and was so exited about it. I already have a sweet tooth, so this novel is completely to my taste. It's the right mix of isekai, fantasy, romance, historical, drama and cooking. Especially during the scenes where the delicious pastries and sweets were made and eaten my mouth was watering. There isn't much romance at first (at least not during these two web arcs) since the main character is still a little girl, but both the main character and the male lead deeply care for each other and are very close. How it develops in the later light novel volumes I don't know. Surprisingly the novel isn't only fluff and it gets quite dramatic and dark too. There were also some plot twists where I thought ''Wow, really? I can't believe how this turned out.''
I really hope J-Novel Club can and will license this novel soon!!!