We’ve done some “spring cleaning” at Book Ideas and have a few updates to share with you.
1. New set-up! We now have a separate area for socializing and reading, and another for quietly browsing books.
The "common room"
2. We will have two more openings before our summer break. If you’d like to return books before we close, especially overdue books, please bring them on:
Sunday, May 8 5月8日 (日) 午前１０時から午後5時まで
Saturday, May 28, with a special presentation at 3pm “Childhood in the GDR”: a talk about growing up in former East Germany by Reiner Büter ５月２８日（土）午前１０時から午後5時まで
午後３時 『東ドイツで育った私』－ライナ ブータ
You can also drop off the books anytime in the return box on the back veranda of Book Ideas. I will be away from May 29, so please do not leave any books there in my absence. Please continue to check the blog for updates on dates and events. And don’t worry: Book Ideas will be back from vacation in the middle of August!
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. We have moved out of our permanent home since July 2015 at Momijigaoka 1-38-9 and are in the process of moving into yet another new home.
During the move Book Ideas is being held once a month at our apartment (Momijigoaka 2-8-13-605) and once a month at the Momijigaoka Bunka Center.
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.
After moving out of our 'permanent' location at Momijigaoka 1-38-9, we are currently back at the Momijigaoka Bunka Center one (1) Sunday a month and one (1) more Sunday a month at our apartment. 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 email@example.com