Takashimaya on Orchard Road

Takashimaya on Orchard Road

While the main goal was the bookstore in the Japanese department store, the majority of our time in the area was spent snacking.

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Poor Richard’s Books

Poor Richard’s Books

After lunch we headed into Frankfort for a little bit of shopping. While mom checked out antiques one of my sisters and I popped into the bookstore. A small, crammed with books style indie shop with $1 literary buttons at the cash register and a cute kids corner with a fish tank. They're speciality is [...]

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

I know my family is one of bookworms, but I didn't realize just how bad our bookworm nature was until this trip. Somehow my eldest sister managed to include at least one trip to a different bookstore per day, and at most three. As a person with limited space in my luggage this was torture. [...]

Aladdin 알라딘

Aladdin 알라딘

When I try to find books to read while in Korea I usually just go to What the Book, mostly because I've been tricked by spotting Kyobo so many times only to find that it's not their bookstore but an insurance agency or something else. But while in Daejeon, after introducing me to ridiculously delicious [...]

What the Book?

A friend of mine met up with me in Seoul and wanted to check out a bookstore. He suggested What the book? in Itaewon. It's up on the 2nd floor. The entire store sells English books, children's books, comics, language study books, adult coloring books and used books. It was terrible. I was hoping after spending [...]

Mitsuwa

Mitsuwa is a Japanese marketplace in the suburbs of Chicago at 100 East Algonquin Road  in Arlington Heights. There are several other Mitskwa's spread out in California and one in New Jersey. Mitsuwa includes a bookstore, video shop, grocery, food court, and bakery. On weekends they tend to have special events. Books Kinokuniya I always [...]

Virginia-Shops in Staunton

One late afternoon we headed back to Stanton to see a show, but we arrived early so that we could explore downtown a bit. The Dragon's Hoard 17 East Johnson StreetThe Dragon's Hoard caught me by the title. It's near Pufferbellies and sells board games, cards, modeling supplies, dice and other gaming supplies. Pufferbellies: Toys [...]