reading

Japanese parent finds a quick and easy way to get your kids to love reading from an early age

A small investment pays quick dividends as elementary schoolers’ grades jump to the top of the class.

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Japanese Twitter shows us why people like buying well-loved used books

From useful notes to funny doodles, these used books have all kinds of charming features that netizens love.

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This bookmark will both save your page and light your way to the next one

An elegant and simple aid for avid readers has arrived.

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Japanese online retailer selling mouth-watering salmon, nori, eggs and bacon bookmarks【Pics】

When you don’t have time to cook, but still want something tasty in your book.

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Books meet beer – Man achieves dream of opening “night library” with help from crowdfunding site

There are few things better than curling up with a good book, but one of them is doing so with a nice glass of wine or beer. There’s something about spending an entire afternoon reading that is so much more forgivable than losing the best part of a day to video games or sitting in a darkened room watching movies, and so even the addition of a cheeky alcoholic accompaniment – so long as you put a stopper in it before the words start to swim about on the page – barely registers as a sin.

A man who knows the pleasure of getting lost in literature is Shunsuke Mori. Since his junior high school days, he has dreamed of having his own private library and being surrounded by books. Now an adult, his vision has grown with him, and he has decided to open up a special “night library” in trendy Shibuya for grown-ups only to enjoy with, of course, a tipple or two to help them unwind. And thanks to like-minded netizens, his dream will soon be a reality.

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