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Booklovers' Paradise: Jimbocho

Are you a booklover?  If yes, you should definitely go to Jimbocho (Kanda Jimbocho in Chiyoda, Tokyo).  Jimbocho has been a center of many publishing companies, and since there have been many universities around the area, it has a long history of being a booklovers’ paradise. 100 more words

Japanese Culture

Books of the Damned

Whenever you see a cartoon of a sorcerer or a wizard, what is his main accessory?  A book.  Where do the wicked witches of fairy tales find the recipes for their magic potions?  674 more words

Culture

[MILESTONE] Reason #1013 to Support Your Local Indie Bookstore (First Shelf Space in a "Brick-and-Mortar")

I love independent bookstores. That’s partly because I love small businesses, rapid customer response and the entrepreneurial spirit. I like organizations that aren’t so big that they have no incentive to respond to their customers on an individual level. 312 more words

Marketing

The mysterious Gravesend, Kent, UK

As you know or don’t, I’ve returned after my kinda-vacation in the UK, Gravesend. The last time I visited that town, I loved it, so it was easy to adapt right back in. 901 more words

Books

End of Road for the Street Book-sellers? #AtoZChallennge

In the Fort area of Bombay, behind the lane of High court, you will find rows of books lying on the foot-park. The books are arranged in the 3 stacks according to prices: Rs 30 ($ 0.50), Rs 60 ($1) & Rs 100 ($1.75). 447 more words

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Downtown Chapters location to close in May

Watch the video above: Another Toronto bookstore is set to close. Cindy Pom reports. 

TORONTO – Another bookstore is closing.

Chapters’ flagship store at the corner of John Street and Richmond Street will be closing on May 30. 223 more words

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You Know You're A Book Enthusiast When (Part 2)

Everyone is can be a book enthusiast!  Here are 10 more bookish things to add to the You Know You’re a Book Enthusiast When list. 191 more words

Books