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.
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; 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 - Crafting Circle for conversation and working on personal crafting projects
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 - June 2018, Book Ideas & Crafting Circle will be held at Momijigaoka 2-8-13-605.
How to contact us?
General questions, as well as inquiries about opening dates or particular books can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org