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My soul is at home here!

Incredible bookshop. Truely the best on the planet! I wish we had one in Melbourne. I’ve visited... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2023
Mynotaur
,
Whittlesea, Australia
via mobile
Outstanding bookshop

This is an outstanding bookshop in the heart of Sydney. Whatever your interests you are likely to... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2022
Bartonbears
,
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 3 March 2019 via mobile

One of our fave bookshop!!! My daughters love to come here since they were babies 😊😊 since black pastry attached to the bookshop.. we love to come here even more 😊😊

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 20 February 2019

The Sydney store is not unlike its Japan counterparts although smaller but still with an extensive range of books in Japanese ,English and other languages.It started out as a timber and charcoal dealer in Yotsuya (near Shinjuku) and after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 moved to Shinjuku (Tokyo) and became a book store. The major stores in Tokyo are usually over multiple floors with just about every book published in Japan and quite a few in English.This visit was to seek out a specific book and it was in stock.Kinokuniya has over 80 stores world-wide and is proff that books stores still exist.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

Huge bookstore on the top level of the Galeries Shopping Centre in Sydney CBD. Impressive collection of English and Japanese books, manga and magazines. They also have a large collection of art and design books, as well as Japanese stationery, collectible toys and merchandise. It’s heaven for me, especially since we don’t have anything like this in Toronto (well, Chapters/Indigo have very different products than Kinokuniya). I found the store to be well organized and neat - easy to walk around and look for items.

Book-lovers, don’t miss this place when you visit Sydney!

Also, Black Star Pastry, with the famous Watermelon Cake, is located inside the bookstore.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

I absolutely love this book shop. It’s really well laid out and very easy to find what you’re looking for or discover something new.

There’s lots of places to sit and explore books and it also has an attached cafe and stationary section.

The graphic novel section is massive and I could spend hours in this shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ChrissieWilliams81
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

Get many of your Japanese books and paraphernalia here! They even have a JTC Tour agency in the bookstore, should you wish to book any tours to Japan.
Awesome atmosphere, and many great gifts to pick out for the various seasons.
Easily accessible in town: the nearest station is Town Hall.
Overall, a lovely place to visit, esp when the weather is too hot in summer, and vice versa for winter!

Date of experience: November 2018
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