When the feelings of a book maker and bookstore match that of the reader, it’s the beginning of that book’s travel. The establishment o...
Books go on journeys. They deeply affect our lives. Let us think again about where books are lined up.
Despite not being bookshops, the number of shops selling books is increasing. We spoke to Ozaki Mihoko about her activities as a book coordinator linking shops and books.
After moving out of a building on Sapporo’s main street with streetcar tracks, Adanonki made a new start. The style developed by shop owner, Ishiyama Atsuko took root and people began spending an enjoyable time with books.
Forty percent of municipalities in Hokkaido do not have a bookstore; almost 50% do not have a public library, meaning there are children who cannot select books they want to read. Ten years ago, Hokkaido Book Sharing was established in a bid to change this environment.
Kano Bookstore is the realization of Kano Asuka’s dream of starting a bookstore. The challenges faced by her as the proprietor of a bookstore selling newly published books are the focus of attention.
Many volunteers meet at Eniwa Public Library, and small libraries are being created all around town.
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Artist Hagino Miho, who was born in Muroran but resides in Mexico, has co-produced a piece of work comprising footage and photographs on the theme of immigrants of Japanese descent – a book in which the expressions of those immigrants and the words inherited from their forefathers are impressive.