Saturday, September 17, 2016

Special Event: Celebrating "10 Years of Book Ideas" on Sunday, September 24

It has been 10 years since we first started Book Ideas in August 2006! 

We'd like to invite members old and new to join us for a "birthday" celebration on:

Sunday, September 25, 10am-5pm 
9月25日 (日) 午前10時から午後5時まで 
Rain or shine!

- BBQ sausages 
- Waffles and rice-cooker cake
- Story reading 
- Game corner 
- And, of course, coffee, tea, books and conversation!

Charges apply for food

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"Women Traveling Solo": a talk with Kanzaki-san on Sunday, September 18

Where in the world has Kanzaki-san not traveled...?! 
Join us at Book Ideas on:

Sunday, September 18 at 3pm
"Women Traveling Solo": a talk with Kanzaki-san

Come to hear about Kanzaki-san's interesting experiences and tips for traveling the world.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"Iraq": a talk with Haider Reda on Saturday, September 10

Join us on Saturday, September 10 at 3pm
for a fascinating talk about a country and its people
and a personal account of growing up in

"Iraq": with Haider Reda

Friday, September 2, 2016

Book Ideas opening on Sunday, September 4: new/old books from Germany

This weekend we will be open as usual from 10am to 5pm. We’ll be sharing a special delivery: a big box full of books shipped from Germany!

These are mostly books in English, including novels, non-fiction books, and Marvel comic books.

Updated Schedule of Events: August & September

We're back!
Join us at the following events in August and September. Please note the changes we've made to the schedule.

 9月4日 (日) 9月10日 (土) 9月18日 (日) 9月25日 (日)

 Sunday, September 4  
New/old books from Germany

Saturday, September 10 
"Iraq": a talk with Haidar Reda 

Sunday, September 18  
"Women Traveling Solo": a talk with Kanzaki-san

Sunday, September 25 
Special event celebrating "10 Years of Book Ideas"

Please note: the talk by Sunnva Asano about the Faroe Islands will be rescheduled for October

Monday, May 30, 2016

Book Ideas now on Summer Break 2016

We will be open again from mid-August! 

Keep an eye on our blog for updates about special events and presentations following the break.

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"Childhood in the GDR": Presentation on Saturday, May 28

On Saturday, May 28, Book Ideas hosted the presentation, "Childhood in the GDR".

A big thank you to Reiner Büter, whose autobiographical talk about growing up in former East Germany was both informative and humorous. 

For almost two hours, Mr. Büter made history come alive for us. And with a group of eighteen attendees, our space was almost at maximum capacity!