Kanda Used Book Festival
With over 170 used bookstores in a relatively small area, Jimbocho in Kanda is known as a book lover’s paradise. The annual Used Book Festivals offers even more pages waiting to be turned, with local bookstores placing bookshelves opposite their storefronts on the sidewalks of Yasukuni street, the main thoroughfare in the area. This corridor of books is itself a sight worth seeing first hand, but there are also book-related events, including a book fair with particularly rare and valuable books, and a number of workshops and special performances.
Those keen on piling up plenty of reading materials can arrange to have their shopping delivered to their doorstep (domestic only) instead of carrying those heavy tomes home.