Monday, 10 September 2012

The below is a picture of a bookstore…

… which doesn't exist. Not sure what to make of this virtual "bookstore" which sells things to do with books but not the books themselves. So it covers events and sells book covers (in Japan most people cover their book with an anonymous or bookstore-promoting cover so nobody knows what you're reading…) and their own bags and various book-related goods. The store – Ika Bunko – popped up in an actual bookstore recently. Is it a great idea for books in a digital world, or…? I wish them well in what is a neat approach to a problem of disappearance.

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