Minimalist Bookstore in Tokyo Morioka Shoten - A Single Room with a Single Book 全世界最小的书店，东京 “一册、一室” 森冈书店
The minimalist principle of eliminating everything superfluous. This concept is brilliant. There is one such store in Tokyo since 2015.
All you will find in the tiny bookstore of "a Single Room with a Single Book” Morioka Shoten in the luxury shopping district of Ginza in Tokyo is simply a single room with one table in it, displaying just one book. More precisely, multiple copies of the said title will be there for one week, with a different book coming up in the following week, and so on. The agony of choice is washed away, as Morioka Shoten has made the choice for you.
You must buy the book Morioka Shoten wants to sell you. How refreshingly easy.
While it often looks like a gallery from outside, the book is always absolutely at the center. And according to each book, the image here completely changes. The highlight of each selection is the corresponding exhibition that instantly lets the visitor immerse themselves in the work. Pitted concrete walls are painted a smooth white, with windows at one end and an apothecary cabinet at the other. The blank space makes a clean canvas for the revolving exhibit that accompanies each choice. The merchandise includes items that are either in the book or connected with it.
On exhibition during the week I dropped by was a book launch by a café owner, Yusuke Kabuki. He wrote a book about chocolate; its history and how to make it.
There was this happy atmosphere around a single book. And, just with the one book, I felt like there was no need for any others.
Books are three-dimensional objects, so this is a place where you can fully experience one.