Friday, 5 February 2016


I enjoyed reading about the minimalistic statement proffered by one creative bookseller in Japan, sympathetic to consumers and the reading-pubic overwhelmed by a virtual embarrassment of choices and a barrage of competitors vying for one’s interest, in his tiny, intimate one room boutique that has a selection of one featured item. A new title is carefully selected (with several copies on hand) and is featured for the week in this private and personal little shop that’s an experience much like stepping into a book itself. A dusty and cluttered antiquarian bookstore certain can offer move to discover as well as perusing the Wunderkammer of friends and acquaintances but I think embarking on a story is not about the paradox of potentials and starts with something present and physical. This is a business model that bears imitation and commendation, I think.