Kinokuniya bookstore in Manhattan
Recently I went to the new Kinokuniya bookstore in Manhattan (in the Bryant park area). As I have told you in previously, this is a primarily Japanese bookstore that carries books in Japanese and English titles about Japan and other Asian countries. I love this place because I lived in Japan for a while and it brings memories of that time. It is like a little Tokyo in Manhattan.
I did not find my favorite Japanese magazines (they where all sold out), due to perhaps poor idea about the demand by the management, but I was surprised that the magazines were cheaper (despite the falling dollar) here than their Rockefeller Center location. Besides that, the café is fabulous. It serves great desserts and high quality coffee. It is not crowded as so many other cafes are in Manhattan. Take a look at the dessert my husband and I shared.