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TRIP WITH RAIN

TRIP WITH RAIN

Find a book which is perfect for a rainy day in “the library of Japan”.

The Maeda clan of the Kaga Domain placed great importance on traditional arts and crafts, such as Noh, Kaga Yuzen silk dyeing, Kanazawa Haku gold leaf and Kutani ware. During the reign of the fifth lord, Tsunanori Maeda, the region attracted well-known scholars from across Japan, precious books were collected, and academia flourished to the extent that the area became known as the library of the whole country. Perhaps it is because of this history that today, a large number of interesting bookstores exist in Kanazawa. Relaxing in your hotel room with a book you wouldn't normally read is the perfect way to spend a rainy day. It could be said that passing the time in such a luxurious manner is a very Kanazawa-like experience.

Recommended Bookstore 1

Books under Hotchkiss

Books under Hotchkiss
This bookstore was created with the idea of seeing inside the minds of people who make fine works. Enjoy browsing in the bookstore on the first floor, then head to the second floor, where there is a splendid gallery. In fact, the books sold on the first floor are those which have been selected by the artist or creator featured on the second floor. As the featured artist changes approximately every three months, the books and works also change, so however many times you visit, you will always find something new.
Books under Hotchkiss 1-9-11 Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa 
TEL:076-222-1801
Hours11:00 - 20:00
ClosedMondays
URLhttp://booksunderhotchkiss.com/

Books under Hotchkiss

Recommended Bookstore 2

Oyoyo Shorin

Oyoyo Shorin
When you come across an unexpected lucky find, it almost seems like fate. You feel this even more so when it happens in the place you are visiting. We recommend Oyoyo Shorin to those who wish to have such an encounter with books. The sheer number of second-hand books lining the shelves is overwhelming. There are two stores - the Seseragi Dori-ten and the Shintate-machi-ten. The stores stock different genres of books, so be sure to visit both.
Oyoyo Shorin Seseragi-Dori-ten 1-6-11 Nagamachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa 920-0865 
TEL:076-255-0619
Hours11:00 - 19:00
ClosedWednesdays
URLhttp://oyoyoshorin.jp/

Oyoyo Shorin

Oyoyo Shorin Shintate-machi-ten 3-21 Shintatemachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa 920-0995 
TEL:076-261-8339
Hours11:00 - 19:00
ClosedWednesdays
URLhttp://oyoyoshorin.jp/

Recommended Bookstore 3

Books and Printing Ishibiki Public

Books and Printing Ishibiki Public
Ishibiki Public has a tasteful selection of books, both old and new, with a focus on art and culture. All the books in the store were selected by the owner, Kumiko Sunahara, who is also a graphic designer. There is a café on the first floor, and a printing room on the second floor for lithographic printing, which creates a distinctive retro feel. The bookstore holds a variety of events, making it an appealing space which is more than just a place to purchase books.
Books and Printing Ishibiki Public 1st Floor, Yamashita Bldg. 2-8-2 Ishibiki, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa 920-0935 
TEL:076-256-5692
Hours11:00 - 19:00
ClosedSundays, Mondays
URLhttps://www.ishipub.com/

Books and Printing Ishibiki Public

Recommended Bookstore 4

serif s

serif s
serif s opened in 2016 with the concept of creating a world of typography through books and a gallery. This store specializes in second-hand art and design books related to typography. The store is also a gallery, and permanently displays works connected to typography. The in-store letter press printing machine can be used by anyone, and workshops using this machine are held regularly.
serif s 1-8-7 Owaricho, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa 920-0902 
TEL:076-208-3067
HoursWeekdays 11:00 - 18:00 / Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 - 18:00
ClosedWednesdays
URLhttp://serif-s.com/

serif s

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