I know there is Amazon and other great sites that you can buy your books online...but isn't it great to be able to walk into an English bookstore away from home?
The website for Random Walk Books in Kobe is up and running...not in English YET, but if you can read Japanese, plllleeeeaaaase check it out. Let's support our one and only independent English bookstore in Kansai! Oh, and no, I don't work there. I do know the people that own the store...I am just a very enthusiastic book lover (that used to work in a book store) and I would like to help in any way I can!