A stopover in a book’s travel

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 of a secondary market for used books results in an adventure that goes beyond time and space. One of the enjoyments of reading an old book is turning the pages while imagining who read the book before.
New bookstore, used bookstore, library. “A place where the books are lined up” is a stopover in a book’s travel. In the vast sea of books, have you ever met a title on the spine of a book that seemed to call out to you? To meet such a book again is so appealing. On the other hand, book stores are decreasing. I wish that this feature article can connect to the energy of the town’s book stores even a little.

Words by Ida Yukitaka
JAPANESE