Books Kinokuniya

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1073 Avenue of the Americas (btwn W 40th & W 41st St)
New York, NY 10018
(212) 869-1700
Mon–Sat: 10:00 AM–8:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM–7:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Tucked on the second floor of this Japanese bookstore is a counter selling perfect afternoon snacks. Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin loves the umebashi plum rice balls, she told us in her NY Diet.
  • Don't be surprised if the security follows you around if you aren't Asian. I love kino but their security often turns me off to shopping there as I am not a thief.
  • Charge your phone in the basement docomo booth. Combination protected phone charge lockers available!
  • Has a ton of cute stationary, pens, and notebooks in case you forgot yours or need new ones! Plus, its directly across from the tents.
  • This is a Japanese book store!
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  • Death by cuteness.
  • multi-story japanese bookstore carrying english and japanese titles. great source for japanese fashion mags. always spend too much time downstairs in the stationery section.
  • The coolest and calmest bookstore in town. The biggest Japan related books collection.
  • Lots of cute Japanese merchandise, books, stationary, clothes, pens, pop culture things with a decent cafe upstairs. Must see for anyone interested in anime/Japan in general.
  • Great bookstore. Really great English and Japanese book selection. Great Murakami selection of course. Love the cafe on the second floor.
  • I could spend hours browsing the fashion and design books! The cream puffs in the cafe are delish!
  • Prices are very high on imports, but the magazine selection is flawless and always up to date.
  • Awesome view of Bryant Park from the cafe, with green tea and a yummy treat.
  • An excellent selection of manga and anime. For used titles I'd suggest Book Off which is a few blocks away. Anything newish though and chances are they'll have it here. Plus Japanese manga weeklies.
  • This is one of my favorite places in the world. So inspiring.
  • Kawaii stationery in the basement, great pens, and awesome picture book selection.
  • A designers dream store!!!!
  • Everyone loves a Japanese bookstore! Go upstairs to find the extensive Manga & architecture sections, and grab some coffee-flavor rolls and sushi in their Cafe Zaiya.
  • Excellent selection of art & design books. Downstairs there's a great stationery section. If you read Japanese, this place must be heaven; if you don't, it's still Cloud 9.