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 - Thursday Crafting Circle for conversation and working on personal crafting projects *(Formerly held on Wednesdays!)
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 2019, Thursday Crafting Circle will be held at Momijigaoka 2-8-13-605. Book Ideas will be held both at this address and at the Momijigaoka Bunka Center.
How to contact us?
General questions, as well as inquiries about opening dates or particular books can be emailed to email@example.com