Sunday, it’s the time of the week where I get some “ME” time. Last Sunday I wanted to check the bookstore “Yurindo” near Smith’s School of English, at Azamino station. In a year like 2020-too many up and downs, we’ve needed books more than ever! To calm us down, to teach us, to give us escape or to bring us happiness. If you are like me, who likes books, starting from the smell of the pages, the color, the texture of new books, the weight there’s nothing better than doing a bookstore trip on a lazy weekend.
I moved to Azamino few weeks ago. I’ve just started exploring this place. Few things I always look into a new area before settling down. One of them is a great bookstore! “Yurindo” was recommended by a student of Smith’s Azamino School (https://sse-franchise.com/smiths-school-of-english-azamino/) , who loves English and a regular visitor there. I can’t thank him enough. This is the biggest bookstore (located in Tama plaza station) near Azamino.
I wanted to get some new English books not only for myself but also for the Azamino Eikawa. Since I am learning Japanese right now, buying some kanji books was also in my list.
Yurindo Co., LTD.https://www.yurindo.co.jp/storeguide/ is a Japanese publishing company and bookstore, founded in 1909. This store has been a regular supply of beautiful, brand-new collections from all over the world. The english section seems to have less crowd than other Japanese book stores but I was still happy with it as I could buy some textbooks for the Azamino Eikaiwa.
For all the book lovers, there’s no better pleasure than steeping into a beautifully organized bookstore! In Japanese, there’s a term “tsundoku” meaning yet-to-be-read books you’ve collected over the years. Since there are ample of bookstores in Japan, the word makes total sense!