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In Tokyo, a bookshop sells one book a week

Publié le 10 March 2016
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Quality is more important than quantity when it comes to a good bookshop for a demanding clientele. One bookshop in Tokyo has taken that theory to the extreme.  

In Tokyo, a bookshop sells one book a week

The Morioka Shoten bookshop opened in the Ginza quarter in Tokyo, the brainchild of a former bookseller who was after an original concept. At a time when there was huge competition, he took the bold decision to sell just one book a week.

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The decor and design is minimalist. In the centre of the shop is a stand where the book is placed like a piece of art. Behind it, wardrobes stock other copies of the work, as well as a collection of books and objects linked to the book. The shop also sells some associated products.

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The author is always invited for book signings and to meet the readers. The bookshop has taken a gamble by only focusing on one work per week. His aim is for the shop to become a meeting place where people can discuss literature without any commercial pressure. It is only open in the evenings. 

Practical information 

Morioka Shoten
1F Suzuki Building
1-29-15 Ginza Chuo Ku
Tokyo

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