Kanda Used Book Festival

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Photo provided by: navibura Jinbo-cho

Photo provided by: navibura Jinbo-cho

This festival is the largest annual event in the Jinbo-cho district in Kanda, which is known throughout the country as a town of used and antique books. During the festival, a number of bookshelves are placed on the sidewalks of the area's main street (Yasukuni Street), creating a long “corridor” of books that faces the local bookstores. In addition to the street sale, a variety of related events are scheduled during the festival, including a Special Used Book Sale Fair (at the Tokyo Used Book Kaikan underground hall ) – featuring rare and valuable books – and library seal workshops. Delivery service is also available for purchased books, so you can return home with your hands free.
*Cancelled in case of rain

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Jinbo-cho (Jinbo-cho Antique Book District), Jinbo-cho Antique Book District, Jinbo-cho, Kanda, Jinbo area (between the Surugadaishita and Sendaimae intersections/Tokyo Used Book Association


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Name:Kanda Used Book Association

Telephone number:03-3293-0161

Fax number:03-3291-5353

Website:JIMBOU BOOK TOWN (JPN) (External link)


Late October 2018 - Early November 2018

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