Friday, August 28, 2015

Explore South Sudan with Book Ideas on Saturday, August 29, 2015

Autumn is slowly returning to Tokyo! And Book Ideas will be open again this Saturday at our new location at Momijigaoka 1-38-9, between 10am and 5pm.

At 3pm, Toshi will talk about his recent travels and work on the topic of "Peace-building in the Republic of South Sudan".

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Book Ideas goes to Australia on Sunday, August 9, 2015

Dear Friends,

This seems to be the hottest summer in Tokyo yet...

Join us for conversation, books, and air-conditioning at Book Ideas this Sunday, August 9 at Momijigaoka 2-38-9, any time between 10am and 5pm.


On Sunday we will also welcome a special guest: our friend Ros, who is visiting from Australia. She is baking special "anzac" cookies for us, and can talk and answer questions about life "down under"!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Next Openings of Book Ideas

Posters, a stone walkway, rearranged bookshelves: our new space is taking shape! At our last opening on Sunday, July 19 we enjoyed the company of visitors who came to chat and browse through books.


In the near future we plan to be open every weekend at Momijigaoka 1-39-4, alternating between Saturdays and Sundays.

Our next openings will be on:


Saturday, July 25, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, August 9, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, August 15, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, August 23, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, August 29, 10am - 5pm

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Please join us in our shady garden during these hot summer days!



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Book Ideas on Sunday, July 19 and Saturday, July 25, 2015

Last Saturday, July 11, we held our opening event at the new, permanent location of Book Ideas at Momijigaoka 1-39-4.

The atmosphere was joyful and familiar. It was wonderful to spend time with our guests, whether sitting under a shady tree outside or chatting over coffee and cake inside. Thank you all so much for giving us your company, your well-wishes, and your support, now and in the past.

If you were unable to attend the opening or would like to spend some more time looking at books, exploring the location or meeting up with friends, we will be open on

Sunday, July 19, from 10am to 5pm and on
Saturday, July 25, from 10am to 5pm.  

We hope you understand that we are still in the process of moving in and organizing the space! As Book Ideas continues to take shape, please don't hesitate to communicate your ideas and wishes for the future.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Housewarming Party on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Dear Book Ideas members and users,

It's official!

We have a permanent home for Book Ideas and will be moving in over the months to come.

Join us on Saturday, July 11 for our first opening:

Come by any time between 10am and 5pm to get to know our new location and meet up with friends, old and new.

At 3pm we will serve coffee and cake. 


Our new address is: 

Momijigaoka 1-39-4
Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0004

Thank you to Connie Koyama for designing our map!





Monday, May 11, 2015

Change Is Coming!

Introducing what might be the new, permanent home of Book Ideas

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Easter Egg Painting at Book Ideas on Saturday, April 4, 2015

It’s never too early to start looking forward to cherry blossoms, warmer weather, and: 

Our annual Easter egg painting event
from 3pm at Momijigaoka 2-8-13-605!

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Book Ideas will be open for book lending and conversation from 10am to 5pm as usual. 

For a photo of the building, please scroll down the page. The post from Saturday, November 1, 2014 has a photo of the building. If you need additional information, please email or call me.