November 29, 2005

Read and Survive!


Fans of Read or Die can rest assured that Jinbo-cho, "the highest concentration of bookstores in the world," has survived being attacked by those nasty, conspiratorial thugs from the British Library (leave it to manga writers Shutaro Yamada and Hideyuki Kurata to invent world's most unlikeliest villains):

[Jinbo-cho] in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward hosts 45 bookstores for new books and 120 offering rare and secondhand books, with estimated combined holdings of 3 million titles and 10 million books.

And now they're going online, with a database of one million used books. That should keep Yomiko Readman busy for a while.

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