IF YOU’RE ANYTHING LIKE ME, you go into a bookstore and are paralyzed by the choices at your disposal. Do you want to read that new short story collection? An old classic novel you’ve never gotten around to? Perhaps a non-fiction history book? Or maybe you want a graphic novel.
One bookstore doesn’t have that problem. Morioka Shoten Ginza, in Tokyo, offers only a single title for 6 days. During those 6 days, they hold nightly events for the book, often featuring the author, with the intention of helping the readers connect more intimately with that week’s chosen book. Some of these exhibitions will include art or crafts that go along with or were inspired by the book, but otherwise, the design of the shop itself is minimal.