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Only In Japan

Located in a southwestern Tokyo suburb, within sight of Mount Fuji, Shonan T-Site is a uniquely Japanese take on the bookstore. Owned by the entertainment retailer Tsutaya, the store is situated in a former Panasonic factory complex that is being redeveloped as a model town project. 46 more words

Tourism

Oranges & Lemons

Mirabile dictu!  Another new shop!  – the second post on the blog in a row to celebrate one, although once again the use of the word ‘new’ perhaps needs more than a grain of qualification. 886 more words

Booksellers

MY LAST DAY AT THE BOOKSHOP

Today is my last day in the bookshop and it’s as if a twitter alert has gone out calling all men with enormous beards and woolly hats to the shop. 905 more words

ON WRITING

Museum Street (Bloomsbury)

Bookseller Hans Fellner was born in Vienna on 13 June 1925, the son of a banker turned diplomat with French nationality. His parents separated when he was a child, and it was his grandmother who saw to his education. 296 more words

Austria

The Golden Age of Mystery Bookstores

by Taffy Cannon

Part of the magic of any Golden Age is that while you’re in the middle of it, you tend not to recognize just how remarkable it is. 1,884 more words

TPAC News

Deck the Halls

Always a matter of rejoicing to hear of a new bookshop opening, rather than yet another one closing.  Not that Hall’s Bookshop on Chapel Place in Royal Tunbridge Wells is strictly speaking a new bookshop.  891 more words

Booksellers