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The One Book Bookshop

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Morioka Shoten is a bookshop in Tokyo that only features one book per week.  In its small space, you will find multiple copies of that work along with a small accompanying exhibit.

The owner, Yoshiyuki Morioka, told the Guardian, “When selling a book on flowers, in the store could be exhibited a flower that actually appears in the book . . . Also, I ask the authors and editors to be at the bookstore for as much time as possible.”

 

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Most of the books are by Japanese authors, such as Moon Night and Glasses by Gy Mimei  or Fish-Man by Maseru Tatsuki.  But he has also selected international works, such as The True Deceiver by the Finnish writer Tove Jansson.

Issatsu, Isshitsu (一冊、一室) translates to ‘A Single Room, A Single Book.’ It’s a charming idea, and a place I would love to visit one day.

 

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