Good e-Reader tours bookstores all over the world and today Peter is in Japan and visited Yumeya Books. In this video you will get a sense on how the bookstore is organized and the most popular sections. One of the big takeaways is that manga titles have plastic that contain them, so people do not sit and read in the bookstore. Whenever you buy a manga title and take the plastic off, it is in pristine condition. This bookstore also does not cater to one specific demographic, there is a large kids section with a ton of Pokemon material and board games. Japan is a fairly small country, but they have one of the largest bookstore per capita ratio in the world.
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