Tokyo — Once a month, right after the payday, tons of people stand in line at Junkudo, my trusty bookstore in Ikebukuro. They have to wait at least 15 minutes. This isn’t a weird ritual. They just want books. Despite of cool ubiquitous technologies, people still read real books.
Aireys inlet — Last week, as part of a drive to downsize my library and de-clutter my life, I threw the above issue of Big Table into the waste bin. For many people who value ‘the life of the mind,’ as it was once ...
Fitzroy — I was a bit embarrassed. The owner of Books for Cooks was looking at me, and the iPhone in my hand, with a puzzled look on his face. He had caught me taking a panorama shot of his bookshelves. Who doe...
Junkudo proves people are compelled to read books.
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"May I help you?" the proprietor asked, startling me, making me freeze in mid-spin.