Quaint, quite and quintessentially different…
Such are the phrases of which I would choose to describe Morioka Shoten, Tokyo’s new ‘one book’ book store. The store is based inside the heart of Tokyo in the Ganza district, where it chooses to do precisely that… to sell one book at a time. A simple, yet elegant initiative and one that the local community have become well suited towards.
Yoshiyuki Morioka, the stores owner is often renowned for his expertise in this particular industry and has pounced upon the opportunity to establish a new experience for book shop customers. As the market for literature, has well and truly opened it’s arms and welcomed the arrival of the Kindle and electronic forms of reading, this initiative provides optimism for book shop lovers.
Ofcourse, one does not have the broad variety that is on offer when shopping in Paris at the Shakespeare and Company bookstore, but it does however provide the opportunity to explore an individual book in a very unique and different light.
Provided for through Morioka’s craft and eye for individuality, the book store each week plays host to a museum like exhibition of the stores chosen book for that week. Morioka believes in the level of communication that a physical book provides it’s owner with and what better way to extend that communication in such fashion.
For more information on this book store, visit their website inserted below.
Thank you for reading.