And another anime got announced:
Broadcast: Autumn 2006
Based on a novel.
I couldn't find all the covers of all the available novel volumes.
Here are some of the novel covers:
This anime is based on a novel with the same title. The protagonist of the series is a 74-year-old woman who manages a dagashi-ya (cheep sweet shop) in Nagoya. She is poplar among the neighbors, and they always ask her troubles.
Author: Yoshinori Shimizu (清水義範)