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Kinokuniya Bookstore

10 W. 49th St. New York, NY 10020 | West 40s | 212-765-7766

Location Description:

Japanese expats practice the art of tateyomi

, or reading while standing, at this Rockefeller Plaza outpost of the venerable Kinokuniya booksellers. Jockey for space among them, and the occasional trendspotter, to peruse the latest fashion bulletins, from the zany (Cutie, Fruits) to the demure (Non-no, Spring) to the avant-garde (Ryuko Tsushin, So-en). For those put off by foreign text, occasional English buzzwords, such as "funky beach lady" and "gothic futurism," aid the imagination.

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