Novel ideas— Tokyo


As the big media store chains disappear, Japan’s most successful book, music and magazine seller has opened a project that challenges everyone. We visit the floors of a refreshed retail landscape.

Bookstore, Culture Convenience Club, Daikanyama, Muneaki Masuda, Tsutaya

Facts and figures

Opened:* * 5 December 2011 **Area: 12,000 sq m (Tsutaya Books and other shops/restaurant on the premises)
Parking: 120 cars
Stock: 140,000 books and magazines
30,000 magazine back issues
120,000 music CDs (including 108,000 rental only)
80,000 film titles
3,000 manufacture-on-demand movies
2,000 pens

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