A Japanese Bookstore Will Soon be Opening Up in Austin

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The Japanese bookstore, Kinokuniya, was founded back in 1927, and soon, Texas will have three locations of the fun and fascinating store. Austin 360 says that their Austin location will open its doors in Spring 2018, and inside, customers will find Japanese and English books, storytelling sessions, book signings, and anime meet-ups.

According to their website, Kinokuniya currently has U.S. locations in New York City, New Jersey, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, five locations in California, and two already in Texas – Dallas, and Carrollton (in the DFW area). They have an online store, which shows some of the items Austinites can start getting excited to see in person (which hopefully includes an entire shelving unit dedicated to Pusheen as seen in the Seattle store below). Customers can even shop online and pick up the books in person.

The Austin location will be in the same shopping center as Kula Sushi Bar (Highland Village on Airport). Kula has attracted a big following due to the dining experience where customers can pick out their food from a conveyor belt of fresh sushi and side dishes or make a specific order on an iPad that will result in the dish shooting over to the table on a faster conveyor belt.

여기서 쇼핑하게 돈많았으면 좋겠다…ㅎ . . . . . #totoro #animation #anime #일상 #토토로

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Unbelievable! I just met Mr.Miyanishi in Seattle! #宮西達也 #youlookyummy #seattle #kinokuniya

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