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