A Tour of Tokyo's Bookstores

Welcome to Jimbocho, Japan's book paradise.

AbeBooks staffer Colin Laird recently indulged in some bookstore tourism, and found himself in the heart of Jimbocho, Tokyo's book district. From colorful storefronts of wall-to-wall manga to purveyors of rare, literary antiquities, the printed word is alive, well, and right at your fingertips in Tokyo, Japan.

Find Cheap College Textbooks

Campbell's Biology

Tight on cash? You've come to the right place. Booksellers on AbeBooks offer a vast selection of new and used textbooks as well as reference books, academic journals and a massive range of classic literature at low, low prices. Many even come with free shipping.

The ABAA: America's Finest Books

Logo of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) is a name synonymous with fine, collectible books. Since 1949 the association has promoted the culture and community around rare books. With ~300 ABAA member booksellers on AbeBooks, you can find treasures easily.

50 Essential Graphic Novels

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

While the term 'graphic novel' only entered common usage as recently as the 1970s, the form of heavily picture-based stories with text has actually existed since the 19th-century. And far from the superhero-laden ideas people might picture, this is real literature.

Novellas: Literature's Middle Child

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

More than a short story, yet less than a novel, too short to get bored, but long enough to get invested - some people think a novella is just the right size. From A Clockwork Orange to Breakfast at Tiffany's and beyond, these are some of the best novellas out there.