by sofia lekka angelopoulou

bunkitsu opened earlier this month in central tokyo as a new type of bookstore that charges a 1,500 yen (about $13/ 12 €) entrance fee to its customers. developed as a response to the recent crisis of disappearing bookstores in the city, the space occupies the site of the now-closed aoyama book center, parts of which are still visible in the new interior through the old walls, floors, and fittings that have been kept in place…

Reblogged from designboom

Image courtesy of Bunkitsu Bookstore