Nauka – Russian bookstore in Jimbocho
A few days ago, Serezha took me to a Russian bookstore in Jimbocho. I’ve heard about it before but never had the opportunity to visit. It’s a small bookstore that reminded me of one of the many secondhand bookstores I discovered near University in Buenos Aires. It has a huge variety of books, lots of Japanese authors translated into Russian. I bought a new book by Haruki Murakami called “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World”. It’s Serezha’s recommendation so I’m pretty sure I’m gonna like it.
The only downside of the store is it’s prices. Akunin’s FM novel was 5900 yen – unbelievable! The book that I bought was 1700yen and it was soft cover – still pretty expensive, especially considering it’s price in Russia.
The store was almost closing when we came so I definitely need to go there again, this time checking every book they have. I love bookstores – they inspire me to try on different things or learn more or improve my lifestyle in one way or another. As much as I enjoy reading in English, the book always sounds more beautiful to me when it is written in Russian. I’m sure it’s mainly because of language barriers..