Shimbashi Book Fair

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Japanese Office workers or salarymen and other shoppers enjoy a week long secondhand book market outside Shimbashi station in Tokyo. Japan The market runs from November 15th to November 21st and takes place every 5 months. Japan has a 99% literacy rate and boasts a large publishing market that has however been in steep decline since the 1990s when due to Japan`s lowering economic conditions companies like Book Off, that opened its first store in 1990 and now circulates over 200 million books a year through nearly 900 stores nationwide and internationally made the buying and selling of secondhand books popular and acceptable. Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan November 18th 2009
Japanese Office workers or salarymen and other shoppers enjoy a week long secondhand book market outside Shimbashi station in Tokyo. Japan The market runs from November 15th to November 21st and takes place every 5 months. Japan has a 99% literacy rate and boasts a large publishing market that has however been in steep decline since the 1990s when due to Japan`s lowering economic conditions companies like Book Off, that opened its first store in 1990 and now circulates over 200 million books...
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2009 Second-hand book fair, Tokyo