A Tour of Tokyo’s Bookstores – Colin Laird

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It’s time for another bookstore tour to some part of the world! How about if we travel to Tokyo, Japan today and explore some of their interesting and inviting bookstores?

Actually, someone else has done that – Colin Laird – and told us about it, in story and pictures, on the Abe Books blog. So, come along and let’s join him as we walk one of the major cities of the world and take in the world of books, Japanese style.

Of course, there are American and English books! Find out by reading below and then visiting the link above for the rest of the story.

Tokyo bookstore

Tokyo – the world’s most populous metropolis with 35 million inhabitants – has endless attractions ranging from food to historic temples and unique architecture. To the delight of bibliophiles, Japan’s capital also boasts numerous bookstores.

You can’t talk about Tokyo without considering the neighborhoods. Typically centered around one of many large train stations, each district has its own special atmosphere and characteristics. Finding bookshops is exceptionally easy because an entire district is dedicated to used books and publishing. Jimbocho, also spelled Jinbōchō, is Japan’s equivalent of a booktown and it is pure heaven for booklovers.

Earlier this year I travelled to Tokyo and did some “bookstore tourism” by visiting several bookshops in Jimbocho and beyond.

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