We have added a Book Ideas profile to the Language Tree website, a "free multilingual web directory for bilingual/international families", helping families to find "groups, programs, networks, and resources". The website is accessible in English and Japanese, as well as a variety of other languages.
Please click on the link under the 'Important Links' list on the right.
There is also a link to Book Mooch, which "arranges trades of books between people" internationally.
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. Since July 2015, Book Ideas has a permanent home at Momijigaoka 1-38-9.
Book Ideas is a non-profit lending library registered with Fuchu City Office in outer Tokyo. We also hope to add a cafe in the not-too-distant future!
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; comics; fairy and folk tales; poetry - And yet more books, available on request from our collection at home: including books about plants, particularly cacti and succulents; disability studies; education and psychology; literature from Germany; English-language fiction; fairy and folk tales; 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
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.
Find us now at our new, permanent location at Momijigaoka 1-38-9. We're open every weekend, alternating between Sundays and Saturdays each week. Our hours are 10am to 5pm.
How to contact us?
General questions, as well as inquiries about opening dates or particular books can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org