Friday, May 29, 2020

Kaffeehaus Opening on Monday, June 8, 2020

Kaffeehaus will open on Monday, June 8, 2020 from 10am-5pm at Nomizu 1-4-9, Chofu-shi 182-0031.

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you, after some delays, to our new location. Please join us for your very first "Kaffeehaus experience"! On this day, June 8, all drinks will be offered for 100 Yen. 

Book Ideas and Crafting Circle will both become a part of Kaffeehaus. We will continue to function as a lending library with the addition of a cafe, serving coffee and sweet treats to our browsing customers. Events and gatherings such as Crafting Circle are tentatively planned to begin in July, depending on how the public health situation develops. 

Please scroll down to view blog posts containing our menu, opening hours and contact information, and background story.  

Until we have a website, continue to visit the blog for updates.
 

From Monday, June 1, you can visit our new public Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kaffeehaus.chofu/

Our email address is changing from book_ideas@hotmail.com to kaffeehaus.chofu@outlook.com. Please update your contacts!

Menu


Opening Hours & Contact Information


The Kaffeehaus Story




Tuesday, April 28, 2020

May and beyond


 
The weather is mostly wonderful, with new green growth in the park, and a long break is coming up...but unfortunately, the news isn't wonderful, yet.  
 
A new month is about to start, the month we finally wanted to open Kaffeehaus, but with no directive about an extension of the state of emergency or its lifting, I'm afraid we will have to stay closed until the government announces an easing of restrictions.
  
It has been a whole month since I postponed our opening date from April 12 to May 5, saying I would be hoping for positive developments in the meantime. 

Now, I would rather not name a new date for the opening of Kaffeehaus but rather say that we'll open as soon as the restrictions are lifted and it appears safe again for everyone to visit a coffee shop.
 
As written in my last mail, after the opening, Book Ideas and Crafting Circle will both become a part of Kaffeehaus. We will continue to function as a lending library while expanding our services to become a cafe serving coffee and sweet treats to our browsing customers.
 
If you would like to drop off materials before we open, please leave them inside the cloth bag hanging by the entrance or feel free to give them to me personally if I happen to be in the cafe!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Changes!!!!


A new month has started and for the first time in Book Ideas history, we will not be hosting an Easter event, nor any other openings or events in April. 

After carefully considering the circumstances here and the latest announcements by our politicians, it seems very uncertain what the month will bring: an ease of the wave of infections or lock-downs as other countries have instated.

I know that many of you are eagerly anticipating the opening of Kaffeehaus and I'm sorry to disappoint you. Given the circumstances, however, I would prefer to err on the side of caution and postpone the opening date until May while hoping for positive developments in the meantime. 

The prospective opening date of Kaffeehaus is May 5, 2020.

After the opening, Book Ideas and Crafting Circle will both become a part of Kaffeehaus. We will continue to function as a lending library while expanding our services to become a cafe serving coffee and sweet treats to our browsing customers.

If you would like to drop off materials before May, please leave them inside the cloth bag hanging by the entrance or feel free to give them to me personally if I happen to be in the cafe!

Wishing you a positive outlook and looking forward to seeing you again in a few weeks,
birgit


Saturday, March 14, 2020

Yard Sale & Book Ideas

Saturday, March 21 from 10am - 5pm

Book Ideas and Yard Sale 

In case of rain, Sunday, March 22


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Book Ideas & Crafting Circle in March


These are worrying times but as of now, we plan to stay open for the following events:

  • Crafting Circle on Thursday, March 5 from 10am - 12pm

  • Book Ideas on Saturday, March 21 from 10am - 5pm
We plan to combine Book Ideas with a Yard Sale in front of our house.
In case of rain, Book Ideas and the Yard Sale will be postponed until the next day, Sunday, March 22 from 10am - 5pm.


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Book Ideas in February & Crafting Circle in March 2020

Book Ideas will be open on

Sunday, February 23 from 10am - 5pm

at our new location Nomizu 1-4-9 on Tama-cho Dori opposite Nogawa Park in Chofu.







Crafting Circle will be open on

Thursday, March 5 from 10am - 12pm

 

Friday, January 3, 2020

Complete Book List as of January 2020

There are now 3,013 books and other media in our library! We have also added several new categories.

Please click on the following link to browse the collection: http://bookideasfuchu.blogspot.com/p/book-list.html

This link can also be accessed as "Complete Book List (updated January 1, 2020)" under the "Important Pages" tab on the right-hand side of the screen. The list is organized alphabetically by category and by author. We will be updating the list regularly.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year 2020 & Open House Event

Book Ideas will be closed until February 2020. 
In the meantime, you are invited to our architect's OPEN HOUSE EVENT. Please come see our future location!
- Sunday, January 12 from 10am-12pm only.
- Chofu Nomizu 1-4-8/9 on Tama-cho-dori opposite Nogawa Park.
- See below for a map and photo of the location. 


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Book Ideas & Crafting Circle in December

Book Ideas will be open for our end-of-the-year celebration with holiday books aplenty:

Sunday, December 22, from 2pm until late 🙂

at the Community Room on the 2nd floor of our apartment building Momijigaoka 2-8-13



Thursday Crafting Circle ​ for all those, who enjoy crafting and/or (English) conversation :-)

will meet at our apartment
from 10am - 12pm on December 12

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Openings in November

Book Ideas at Momijigaoka Bunka Center:

Sunday, November 17 from 10am - 5pm

At 2:30pm Ali Arifi will present:

Afghanistan


Thursday Crafting Circle at Momijigaoka 2-8-13-605: 

November 7 and 28 from 10am - 12pm


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Book Ideas and Crafting Circle in October


Sunday, October 20 from 10am-5pm
 at Momijigaoka Bunka Center

At 10am Subaru Sekiya presents:
 "Travel around 37 countries in 10 months"




THURSDAY CRAFTING CIRCLE
October 3 & 24 from 10am-12pm
 at Momijigaoka 2-8-13-605