The Japanese word ‘Tsundoky’ probably describes the homes of many an Island Review reader. It refers to the act of buying books, only to let them pile up on the floor like mini tower blocks, the unvisited homes of a community of characters you will never get to know.
A recent arrival on the Japanese literary scene, the bookshop Morioka Shoten, is encouraging its patrons to follow a new way of doing things, one which chimes with the Zen cultural aura of the island nation. The message is simple: you only need one book at a time, so Morioka Shoten will only sell one book at any one time. Read more in the Guardian.