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Kanda Used Book Festival

Kanda Used Book Festival

Book lovers gather from all over Japan, “Kanda Used Book Festival”

The 59th “Kanda Used Book Festival” will be held. The festival is the largest event to be held in Jinbo-cho Antique Book District. Now, the festival is known as an institution of Tokyo, and many book lovers visit to look for favorite books from oversea and all over Japan.
Various events will be held during the festival, especially the “Open-air Used Book Market” and the “Exhibition and Sale of Rare Old Books” are gaining popularity.

Kanda Used Book Festival
Kanda Used Book Festival

In the “Open-air Used Book Market”, bookshelves are lined up along the sidewalk of Yasukuni Street about 500 meters, so many books are sold in bargain price that is once a year.

57th Tokyo Speciality / Kanda Used Book Festival

Source: BOOK TOWN JIMBOU

“Exhibition and Sale of Rare Old Books” has gathered domestic and abroad valuable books that usually are not found in shops. If you are looking for rare book, you should visit.

57th Tokyo Speciality / Kanda Used Book Festival

Source: BOOK TOWN JIMBOU

And many things other than books such as Ukiyo-e are also available.
There is also a workshop of carving the original ownership mark on oneself, even people who are not familiar with the book can enjoy it enough.

Details

▼ “Open-air Used Book Market”

▼ “Exhibition and Sale of Rare Old Books”

Event Name Kanda Used Book Festival
Venue Jinbo-cho Antique Book District
Dates October 26, 2018 – November 4, 2018
Note 【Open-air Used Book Market】
October 26 – November 4, 10:00-19:00
Venue: Along Yasukuni Street / Kanda Jimbocho intersection etc.
※The final day, Closed 17:00.
※The event will be canceled in case of rain.
【Exhibition and Sale of Rare Old Books】
October 26 – October 28, 10:00-18:00
※The final day, Closed 17:00.
Venue: Tokyo Kosho Kaikan building (Basement Hall)
*Please check the official website for the other events. (Japanese only)
Open Hours The time differs depending on the event.
Admission Free
Address Kanda-Jinbocho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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