Book & Beer

September 25, 2015 2015年9月25日

Japan’s bookstore culture is well-known throughout the world, but Book & Beer has some special characteristics that set it apart from other Japanese bookstores.

日本の書店文化は世界に広く知られていますが、Book & BeerB&B)には従来の日本の書店とは違った特徴があります。

Located in the Shimokitazawa district in Tokyo, B&B is a cozy bookstore that allows its visitors to enjoy drinking beer (and other drinks) while browsing its unique selection of books.


The store also hosts events, every day that it is open. Additionally, the shelves, tables, chairs and the other furniture in the store are all available for purchase. All those items can be found at: 

B&Bでは毎日営業中にイベントも開催しています。さらに本棚や机、椅子やその他の家具は全て購入することができます。商品はすべて に掲載されています。

The two founders of the bookstore, Koichiro Shima and Shintaro Uchinuma, came up with this concept for a very simple reason: they really like to drink beer! They thought one day, “how fantastic would it be to be able to browse books while also drinking beer.” From that moment, the store was born.


Although Terashima Sayaka, the store manager of B&B, admits only liking beer when it’s hot in the summertime, she very much enjoys pouring beer for customers from the tap. Sayaka hopes the store will continue implementing all kinds of new ideas as a bookstore in the future and looks forward to being in Shimokitazawa for a long time to come. The next time you are in Tokyo, be sure to give this bookstore a visit!


2F, 2-12-4 Kitazawa
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Hours: 12pm~12am
: 03 6450 8272



日本国東京都世田谷区北沢2-12-4 2階

03 6450 8272


Contributor & Photographer: Leon Yan

投稿者&カメラマン:Leon Yan