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B&B in Shimokitazawa - Enjoy Beer And Books On A Rainy Day
Written by Marina Wada
B&B is a bookstore in Tokyo that has a build-in bar corner. You can sit down sampling books while enjoying your favorite refreshing beverage. The perfect place to spend a rainy day.
Rainy Weather Calls for a Good Book
June means rainy season in Japan. In this season many people feel dull and don't want to plan any activities outside because rain can suddenly ruin plans at any time.
However, there are many places that can be enjoyed without getting wet. At B&B in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, you can read as many books as you desire alongside a refreshing beer while listening to the sound of rain.
Let's have a look at the unique bar and bookstore.
B&B - A Book Store with a Bar
Just a few minutes walk from Shimokitazawa station, there is a bookstore called B&B where you can enjoy a cold beverage while sampling the books. The name B&B stands for Book and Beer.
B&B is located on the second floor of the building. If you follow the steps you will easily find the door to the store.
The selection at B&B is rather large. There are magazines, business books, philosophy books, comics, as well as a variety of classic and modern literature.
Some of these books can be found at many major bookstores in Tokyo while others are very unique. It can clearly be seen that this store was created by a book lover for other book lovers.
As mentioned before, there is a bar located in this bookstore. Draft beer or glass of bio wine retails for 500 Yen. If you want to drink something else, they also serve non-alcohol beer, ginger ale, tea, coffee and other soft drinks.
It might be unusual to walk around looking at books with a drink in your hand. If you don't feel comfortable about it, buying a drink is not obligatory in the store.
Enjoy Travelling Books
The writer's personal recommendation is the section of travel books. It is located in the back of the room.
These aren’t only traveling books for Japan but also for other Asian countries as well as Europe, the Middle East, and South America. There are also traveling journals describing trips, experiences, cultural differences, and offering tips for smooth travels.
Most of the books are written in Japanese. even if you can't understand the language you can still enjoy the beautiful pictures. How about finding a book about your country?
Buy Some Goods or Join Events
Various writers and editors hold events in this bookstore on a regular basis. If you are lucky you may see one of Japan's famous writers and editors. All the information about upcoming events cand be found and the website (http://bookandbeer.com/) so it is highly recommended to check it beforehand.
The bookstore also offers miscellaneous goods and even lets you purchase their furniture. It is a truly unusual and exciting place to be.
A Joyous Place to be for any Book Lover
Even if you can't read in Japanese, you can still enjoy the unique atmosphere of this place alongside your favorite drink. However, if you are a true book lover who can read some Japanese, you will be able to spend hours here.
Even if the sky is gloomy, at this bookstore you don’t have to worry about the weather and can always spend a nice time with a comforting beverage and some books.