From March to June 2018, Crafting Circle and Book Ideas will both be held on Sundays at Momijigaoka 2-8-13-605. Crafting Circle will be open from 10am-12pm and Book Ideas from 12pm-5pm on the following days:
For the first half of the year we held Book
Ideas on rented premises, then switched to having openings at our
apartment and at the Bunka Center. Our membership list and our book
collection grew (the library now encompasses almost 3,000 titles!). The
Wednesday Crafting Circle has continued to be successful, with several
regulars joining me to work on projects and for conversation.
Tentative Schedule, January - June 2018
From January to June 2018, Crafting Circle and Book Ideas will both be held on Sundays at Momijigaoka 2-8-13-605. Crafting Circle will be open from 10am-12pm and Book Ideas from 12pm-5pm on the following days:
- Sunday, January 14
- Sunday, March 25
- Sunday, May 6
- Sunday, June 17
apologize for the inconvenience caused by our reduced opening times and
changed hours. Hopefully many of you will still be able to attend our
events! We are looking forward to more regular openings after the summer
and hopefully some other big changes…
you for your continued support in 2018 and beyond. I wish you all the
best for the New Year and for your health, plans, and personal projects.
In all of the countries my family has lived in and traveled to, we've collected books. After settling in Fuchu, Tokyo, in 2004 my daughter and I had our first Book Ideas event in the Momijigaoka Bunka Center in August 2006, as a way to share our books with the public.
Book Ideas is a non-profit lending library registered with Fuchu City Office in outer Tokyo. We will add a cafe in 2019!
What do we offer?
- BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS. We have books for kids, young adults, and adults; books about other countries; wildlife and plants; religion and spirituality; maps and guide books; nonfiction; comics; fairy and folk tales; poetry; disability studies - And yet more books, available on request from our collection at home: including books about plants, particularly cacti and succulents; education and psychology; literature from Germany; English-language fiction; mystery stories - Magazines, newspapers, tapes, DVDs, and games - Quiet corners to sit and read... - And areas to chat with friends and other guests - Special holiday events, including Easter egg painting, Halloween, and Christmas celebrations - Presentations on a variety of topics - Crafting Circle for conversation and working on personal crafting projects
Where are we?
In the past we have used the Momijigaoka Bunka Center, but also Café Slow, Momijigaoka Community Hall, and a rental space in an apartment building as temporary venues.
From January - June 2018, Book Ideas & Crafting Circle will be held at Momijigaoka 2-8-13-605.
How to contact us?
General questions, as well as inquiries about opening dates or particular books can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org