Used book stores

Bruce Baird baird
Sat Jun 16 18:19:14 EDT 2007

Dear Tsuneo,

This is not an answer to your question, but I am assuming that  
everyone on this list either knows of or will want to know of  
Mandarake which is a three floor collection of manga and anime and  
memorabilia stores on the second through fourth floors of the Nakano  
Broadway mall just north of the Nakano Station in Tokyo.

Mandarake is divided into subsections such as shojo, shonen, super  
robot, sentai, and etc, and most of the items are shrink wrapped so  
you can't just go there and browse.  It is also oriented towards the  
collectors market so many of the items may be out of the price range  
of an academic (unless you are that old fashioned kind that comes  
from money), but they have seemingly everything!!  If there is  
something you really need to read, but you are having trouble finding  
in the library, its the place to go to get it.  Its worth a trip even  
if you aren't a manga/anime researcher just to experience the place.



PS.  I am going to forward your request about Kansai bookstores to  
the Ponja-genkon list.

On Jun 17, 2007, at 4:24 AM, Tsuneko Iwai wrote:

> Hello,
> If any of our members know a few good used book stores that specialize
> in Manga and Japanese DVDs, please let me know. As long as they are in
> the Kansai region, I am willing to travel there, but if there are
> stores near Osaka or Kyoto stations, that would be great.
> Thanks kindly,
> Tsuneko Iwai
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> ---
> Tsuneko Iwai, Ph.D.
> Department of Linguistics and Languages
> TSH-623
> McMaster University
> 1280 Main Street West
> Hamilton, ON  L8S 4M2
> Tel.:  (905) 525-9140, ext. 24940
> Fax:   (905) 577-6930

Bruce Baird
Assistant Professor
Asian Languages and Literatures
University of Massachusetts Amherst
But?, Japanese Theater, Intellectual History

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