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
- Sunday, May 7, from 10am
to 5pm at Momijigaoka Bunka Center
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don't
hesitate to get in touch with us and/or request to be added to our mailing
We'd like to remind you about the
exciting events and openings at Book Ideas coming up in the next few
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
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!
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!
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 email@example.com