Unconventional Bookselling

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Morioka Shoten & Co. in Tokyo’s Ginza district opened this Spring with a singular approach to bookselling. The tiny, gallery-like shop carries just one title each week. The founder of this enigmatic bookshop model, Yoshiyuki Morioka, has taken curation to its ultimate extreme. Along with a new title each week, he also provides an exhibition of relevant art, photography, crafts or jewelry reflecting on the singular book.

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The shop is located in the beautiful Suzuki Building, built in 1929 and once the headquarters of Nippon Kobo Publishing.

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One Response to Unconventional Bookselling

  1. ninelvlsup says:

    Very interesting! Love the pictures. It looks like there’s a giant fingerprint on the ledge in the first picture. I’m not sure if it’s on the inside, or the outside, but I find it intriguing.

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