Friday, August 25, 2006

Books in Odawara & Minami Ashigara

Merry Lue`s General Store
Merry Lue`s General Store has many English books at our address and online.
Our address is: 2659-4 Tsukahara, Minami Ashigara City. We are just ten minutes
from Odawara Station on the Daiyuzan Line. Our telephone number is 0465-74-4458.
Our employees all speak English and Japanese.

Epo in Odawara not only has a huge selection of Cds, it also carries some English books on the same floor. Of course you always have Trafford or Amazon.Com but if you want to go to an actual store there is Good Day Books near Ebisu Station on the Yamanote line in Tokyo. They carry Tokyo's largest selection of used English books. They also sell new books. Kinokuniya near Shinjuku Station East Exit has almost the whole 6th floor devoted to new English books. As well: Tower Records near Shibuya Station, Jena in Ginza: 5-6-1 Ginza, Chuo Ku, 03-3571-2980.

Best area for used books:
"The Kanda district near Jimbocho Station has many bookstores on either side of the station for 300 metres. Kitazawa Shoten is probably the best. Kitazawa Shoten: 2-5 Jimbocho, Kanda, Chiyoda Ku, 03-3263-0011.Best store for Japanese textbooks: Bojinsha: Kojimachi New Yahiko Bldg. 2Fl, 6-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku 03-3239-8673. Caravan Used Book Store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Bookoff also in Tokyo, sells used books at cheap prices but have a limited selection. You should go there for the used CDs. There is a Bookoff in Machida, check their homepage for the exact location. Bookstores in Japan--a huge list of stores and directions.Kanda Book Town.

Want to donate your books? Send them to: Kevin`s English Schools Library, 2659-4 Tsukahara, Minami Ashigara Shi, Kanagawa Ken 250-0117 Japan. Your books will be read by students and teachers. Any English book in used or new condition will be greatly appreciated! We thank all of our previous donors! We now have a nice library and our staff and students really enjoy it!

At the Odawara library there may be a few English books. The large new library in Kamonomiya, Odawara doesn`t have any English books.

Hadano Public Library has many English books and it is just down the Odakyu Line from Odawara--about 15-20 minutes on the train if that, from Odawara Station. The big public library near Machida Station on the Odakyu line has many English books and magazines. The public library near Hon-Atsugi Station has some English books and videos that you can watch for free right in the library!

The Canadian Embassy has a 15,000 book library free for the public to use. Check the Townpage telephone directory for more. British Council 1-2 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku 03-3235-8031 Open Mon-Fri, American Centre: 2-6-3 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo Mon-Fri, 03-3436-0901 Only Japanese can take books out but anyone can go there to read. Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library has 90,000 foreign books! It is adjacent to Arisugawa Park in Hiroo. Open everyday. 03-3442-8451. The Odawara Christian Centre used to have a library and may still do--located near Odawara Station near the Shinkansen exit. The Odawara International Lounge offers English newspapers, free Japanese lessons, magazines and some books. You can go there to meet people too.


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