really nice bookstore is the Oxford
2254325) in Darjeeling,
West Bengal, India. The store has a large selection
of all sorts of books in English. I found a book
I was looking for that was out of print in the US.
There are many books on the history of India, Tibet,
and mountain climbing in the Himalayas.etc.
Linda, Fairbanks, Alaska
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is a mostly second-hand shop called Sefer
v'Sefel (Book and Cup, as it was once
a coffee shop as well), in an alley off Jaffa
Road, in between Zion Square and King
George Street. It is on the right and up some hidden
stairs almost as soon as one turns in off Jaffa Road.
The selection there is quite large, and it is my bookstore
because new books are quite a lot more expensive here
than in the US or England. The second-hand ones are
a bit less, usually, than new in the US, and one can
return them for credit or other books, but not for
Norma, Jerusalem, Israel
look for the Anglo-American
Bookstore: Near the Spanish Steps,
this store is particularly useful for art and architecture
books, and academic books regarding the history and
culture of Rome. Also a large selection of novels.
Via della Vite 102
The Corner Bookstore:
Long a standby for English books in Trastevere,
the Corner Bookstore has just moved from its original
location and is now larger, neater, and better lit.
The owner, Claire, and her staff are extremely knowledgeable
and helpful. Via del Moro (in Trastevere)
Economy Book and
Video Center: Near Stazione
Termini and Piazza della Repubblica,
this bookstore has a wide selection including used
novels. They also keep a bulletin board with notices
for those seeking work, accommodations, Italian
or English lessons, and more. Via Torino 136. Website:
The Lion Bookstore:
Perhaps the largest of Rome's
English bookstores, this one includes a cafe. The
fiction, cooking, art and architecture, as well
as children's selections are especially good. Via
dei Greci 33
Laura and Susan, Rome, Italy
||There's a really good English bookstore in Siena, Italy. It's called Book Shop and is at Hotel Palazzo Ravizza, Pian dei Mantellini 34, Siena. The owner, Lisa, originally from the USA, is a charming, friendly, welcoming young woman..
Laya, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
I'd like to recommend Libreria
Emiliana in Venice.
Sorry I do not have the address, but it is well
worth looking for it . I know it's not too far from
Plaza San Marco.
Sheila, Toronto, Canada
This shop is located at: San Marco Goldoni 4487.
In their own words, 'We have a large variety of
books containing pictoresque photos along with history
and art. You can also find literature in English
and French. We also specialize in providing books
on Murano Glass, Italian cuisine, comics and tales
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Tokyo, look for Good
Day Books just a five minute easy
walk from the station. This is a great second-hand
bookstore with friendly bilingual Japanese/English
speaking staff. They sell new as well as used books,
have a grand selection of books on Japan, and trade
books also. Website: http://www.gooddaybooks.com/gooddaybooks/contents/home/?language=english
Therese, Yokahama, Japan
(taken from the Good Day Books website) BOOKNOTES
Lecture Series -- Since August 2004, Good Day Books
has hosted BOOKNOTES, a monthly series of lectures
presented on Sunday evenings by authors of books
about Japanese, famous or obscure, and aspects of
life in Japan, present or past. To be admitted to
a BOOKNOTES presentation by an author, a prospective
member of the audience must have purchased from
Good Day Books a copy of the book on which the author's
presentation is based. Each BOOKNOTES presentation
to date has been followed by a lively question-and-answer
session and a book signing. SEATING IS LIMITED.
like to nominate the Kinokuniya
bookstore in Hirosaki,
Japan. It has a modest English-language section of
novels (Japanese and other authors), magazines, Japanese
language textbooks and an array of non-fiction books
on Japanese culture. It is the only bookstore of its
kind in Hirosaki and is an oasis of English-language
reading for the English-speaking residents of this
city - me included!
Vikki, Hirosaki, Japan
English books are very expensive and hard to find
in Japan! Lots of people take their used books and
exchange them...there are a few shops worth mentioning.
The first is the Blue
Parrot in Takadanobaba.
They have a great selection of books, their prices
are the lowest and the owners are two friendly brothers
- free internet, free magazines like Metropolis and
the Tokyo Notice Board which help you find out a lot
about the city and you can exchange your books for
other ones. Lighten your suitcase or stock up on things
to read for the next leg of the journey. Leave time
to visit Ben's Cafe, just up the street and indulge
in a Bailey's Latte, houmous and veggies, meatloaf
and a totally non-smoking restaurant. Website: http://www.benscafe.com/en/map_e.html
second recommended bookshop is the Intelligent
Idiot, located above the famous
Las Chicas restaurant in Omotesando.
The owner is a friendly Japanese woman and all the
books are new but with reasonable prices, ranging
from $5 - $12. Expect to find current paperbacks,
bestsellers, fiction about Japan, children's books,
magazines are all the reading that you require,
DO NOT buy them at the airport where they are outrageously
expensive. The best bet is Tower
Records in Shibuya,
7th floor. Here, you have a huge selection, free
reading time and also a wide variety of new books
(expensive). The magazines are the cheapest you
can find but start at $9 for a Marie Claire, Glamour.
an aside, I started a bookclub for women only in
Tokyo and they meet once a month to discuss chick-lit,
drink wine, met other English speaking women and
chill out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for the next meeting dates and book title.
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