Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Book Ideas opening on Saturday, April 30

Please join us at the next Book Ideas opening this coming Saturday, April 30! We will be open from 10am to 5pm as usual.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Book Ideas opening on Sunday, April 24

Thanks to everyone who came to see the very talented Lily and her "springtime storytelling" session last Saturday, April 16. Kids and adults alike enjoyed listening to her read aloud!


Please join us at the next Book Ideas opening this coming Sunday, April 24. We will be open from 10am to 5pm as usual. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Introducing our "Mission Statement"

We've created a mission statement to describe our identity as "Book Ideas", to summarize the services we offer, and to clarify our goals and intentions. 

Please read on...and feel free to share!

Image via Shutterstock

In all of the countries my family has lived in and traveled to, we've collected books. 

After settling in Fuchu, Japan in 2004, my daughter and I held our first Book Ideas event in the Momijigaoka Bunka Center in August 2006 as a way to share our books with the public. Since July 2015, Book Ideas has a permanent home at Momijigaoka 1-38-9. 

It can be difficult to answer the question, “what is Book Ideas?” That’s because Book Ideas “is” many different things. Here are just a few examples: 

A library with nearly 3,000 books spanning a wide variety of genres 
- A place in which to relax and read 
- A place to discuss books and discover new titles 
- A place to attend book talks 
- A place to check out items 

An event space where we organize and host an unusual lineup of activities
- Including presentations on topics ranging from “South Sudan” to “Childhood in the GDR”, seasonal celebrations such as Easter egg painting and Halloween pumpkin carving, activities and crafts, offbeat events and events specially intended for target audiences, such as children’s sessions. 

A place for socializing, meeting new people, and catching up with friends!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Springtime storytelling on Saturday, April 16

Thank you to everyone who attended Vera Markert's interesting and important talk about feminism, women, and the Catholic Church last Saturday, April 9!

Next weekend on Saturday, April 16 we are welcoming Lily to Book Ideas for 

"Spring Tales"
A storytelling session at 3pm

Illustration by Arnold Lobel
We will be open from 10am to 5pm as usual

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

"Women in the Catholic Church": presentation on Saturday, April 9

Join us at Book Ideas this Saturday, April 9 at 3pm for a presentation! 

Special guest Vera Markert will give a talk about

"Women in the Catholic Church"


We will be open from 10am to 5pm as usual

Friday, April 1, 2016

Book Ideas Opening on Saturday, April 2

Come by to chat and browse, drink a cup of coffee, or admire the spring bloom! 


We will be open from 10am to 5pm as usual

Monday, March 28, 2016

Next Book Ideas Openings: April-August 2016


Please see below for our complete schedule of openings and events in spring/summer 2016!


"Spring Books" by Rebecca Cobb

Saturday, April 2 

Saturday, April 9 
Women in the Catholic Church”: 
a talk by Vera Markert at 3pm 

Saturday, April 16 
Spring Tales”: storytelling with Lily at 3pm 

Sunday, April 24 

Saturday, April 30 

Sunday, May 8 

Saturday, May 28 
"Childhood in the GDR": 
a talk about growing up in former East Germany 
by Reiner Büter at 3pm 

Book Ideas will be closed for summer vacation from the end of May until mid-August

4月: 2日 (土), 9日 (土) 16日 (土), 24日 (日), 30日 (土) 
5月: 8日 (日), 28日 (土) 午前10時から午後5時まで