Sunday, June 25, 2017

Book Ideas is going on summer vacation!

Wednesday Crafting Circle
June 28, 10am - 12pm

Closed from June 28 until early September!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Book Ideas in June

Sunday, June 4, 10am-5pm
Momijigaoka Bunka Center

Makayla presents at 3pm: “Bulgaria”

Sunday, June 18, 10am-5pm
at our apartment

Wednesday Crafting Circle
June 14 and 28, 10am-12pm
at our apartment

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May Updates

Book Ideas has moved out of its current location and will be “in transit” until a new permanent home has been found!

In the meantime, Book Ideas will be held at Momijigaoka Bunka Center once a month and at our apartment, also once a month:

- Sunday, May 7, from 10am to 5pm at Momijigaoka Bunka Center
Moldova": a Presentation by Evgeny at 3pm

- Sunday, May 21, from 10am to 5pm at our apartment

- Sometime in June 2017 we plan to host a talk on “Bulgaria”, presented by Makayla. 
Details about this event will be announced at a later date! 

Crafting Circle will meet at our apartment every second Wednesday morning:
- May 17, 10am-12pm
- May 31, 10am-12pm

We will be closed for summer vacation in July and August.

While we are on the move this blog will be temporarily “under construction” and only updated periodically. We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause.
However, we will continue to send emails about events and openings through our email address, Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and/or request to be added to our mailing list!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Reminder of Upcoming Events & Openings: April 2017

We'd like to remind you about the exciting events and openings at Book Ideas coming up in the next few weeks!

On Sunday, April 9, at 3pm Mandy will give a talk on "Australia“, her home country.
We will also welcome Ros, who is visiting from Australia, and whom some of you already met at Book Ideas. Our opening times will be 10am-5pm.

Join us on Sunday, April 16 at 3pm for Easter egg painting and dyeing.
Crafting materials and hardboiled eggs will be provided at a small cost. Please note that on this day Book Ideas will be open from 3pm until late, not from 10am-5pm as usual!

Sunday, April 23 is our last opening at the current location: join us for a book sale from 10am-5pm
We look forward to celebrating the experiences we've already shared with you and the long road still ahead of us.

Our used books will be on sale at each opening mentioned above (10-100yen per book); we will also be giving away many books for free! Please come to browse and add to your collection. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Upcoming Events & Openings: April 2017

Sunday, April 2, 10am-5pm

Sunday, April 9, 10am-5pm
“Mandy from Australia”: a talk at 3pm
& special visitor Ros

Sunday, April 16, 3pm-late
Easter egg painting

Sunday, April 23, 10am-5pm
Farewell & book sale

Wednesday Crafting Circle

April 12, 19 

Please note:
Crafting Circle will not meet on April 5!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Change at Book Ideas: a letter to our users

Book Ideas is changing once again! We have decided to find a better location for our service, one that is still accessible to our long-term users and also inviting to new users.

After our last opening on April 23, 2017 we will be moving out of our current location at Momijigaoka 1-39-2. We are still waiting for final confirmation and a move-in date at the new location, and will notify users as we receive more information.
Until then, we have an exciting schedule of events and openings planned at the current location. The Wednesday Crafting Circle will also meet as usual.

Last events & openings at our current location:

Sunday, April 2, 10am-5pm

Sunday, April 9, 10am-5pm
“Mandy from Australia”: a talk at 3pm
& special visitor Ros

Sunday, April 16, 3pm-late
Easter egg painting at 3pm

Sunday, April 23, 10am-5pm
Farewell & book sale

Wednesday Crafting Circle: April 5, 12, 19 from 10am-12pm 

What comes next?
On Sunday, May 7 we will be open as usual from 10am to 5pm at the Momijigaoka Bunka Center on the 3rd floor next to the library. Tentatively, there will be a talk about “Sierra Leone” at 3pm.  
The Wednesday Crafting Circle will meet at our apartment every two weeks from 10am-12pm.

We are excited for the future and hope to continue sharing Book Ideas in all of its stages of change and growth with you!

Friday, March 10, 2017

"Living with a Nigerian family": a talk by Nao on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Please join us for

"Living with a Nigerian family"
a talk by Nao Nakatani 
on Sunday, March 12 at 3pm

Nao, who spoke at Book Ideas about "African cooking" in 2010, recently returned to Japan from Nigeria. She will be sharing her experiences of that country with us and open to taking questions about her life there!