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21 Bookstore Concepts

From Traveling Bookstores to Limited Inventory Book Shops

— October 23, 2015 — Business
As online marketplaces and the onset of the digital age threaten traditional print publications, merchandisers and brands are tasked with developing a bookstore concept interesting enough to entice consumers in from the streets. The results are a variety of envelope-pushing retail concepts that at times completely reimagine the process of shopping for a next book.

A particularly innovative concept hails from Ginza, Tokyo in Morioka Shoten, a book shop that only carries one title at a time. Conceived as a means to get consumers deeply interested in one title rather than introducing them to a small bit of information about several, this intriguing bookstore concept speaks to the issue of analysis paralysis, in which consumers feel too overwhelmed by purchasing options to make a decision.

There is certainly no shortage of innovative bookstore concepts that will inspire an afternoon of tucking into used book shops.
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Social Media Bookstores
Social Media Bookstores
Indigo's 'Like2Buy' Allows Consumers to Shop Through Instagram
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Romance-Only Bookstores
Romance-Only Bookstores
This Bookstore Exclusively Sells Romance Novels
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Imaginative Bookstore Ceilings
Imaginative Bookstore Ceilings
The Carobna Suma Bookstore Boasts a Dynamic Ceiling Design
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Revamped Asian Bookstores
Revamped Asian Bookstores
This Page One Bookstore in Hong Kong Features Experiential Spaces
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Experiential Bookstore Vacations
Experiential Bookstore Vacations
The Open Book Airbnb Lets You Stay and Work at a Bookstore
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Limited Inventory Bookstores
Limited Inventory Bookstores
This Niche Bookstore Only Stocks One Title at a Time
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Serene Subterranean Bookstores
Serene Subterranean Bookstores
This Bookstore is Designed to Take Customers on a Cosmic Journey
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Color-Coordinated Libraries (UPDATE)
Color-Coordinated Libraries (UPDATE)
The Saraiva Bookstore is Organized to Invite Users to Browse
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Booze-Bartering Bookstores
Booze-Bartering Bookstores
Molasses Books in New York Lets You Trade Books For Beer
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Colossal Cinema-Converted Bookstores
Colossal Cinema-Converted Bookstores
The Grand Splendid Theater Offers a Dramatic Surprise
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Coffee-Bartering Bookstores
Coffee-Bartering Bookstores
Molasses Books Swaps Hot Drinks for Pre-Owned Novels
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Bookworm Fashion Shops
Bookworm Fashion Shops
Sonia Rykiel's Tokyo Fashion Pop-Up Puts Garments and Books on Display
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Hybrid Bookstore Hotels
Hybrid Bookstore Hotels
Book and Bed Tokyo Introduces a New Play on 'B&B' Accomodations
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Whiteout Bookstore Interiors
Whiteout Bookstore Interiors
The Soda.BERLIN Bookshop is a Masterful Application of Minimalism
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Quirky Secondhand Bookstores
Quirky Secondhand Bookstores
This Tokyo Bookstore Combines Minimalist Design and a Love of Font
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Industrial Bookstore Pop-Ups
Industrial Bookstore Pop-Ups
These Sustainable Retail Displays Are Made from Scaffolding
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Gravity-Defying Bookstores
Gravity-Defying Bookstores
The Archizines Pop-Up Shop is Conceptually Mind-Boggling
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Illustrious Bookstore Displays
Illustrious Bookstore Displays
This Clever Bookstore Merchandising is Delightfully Detailed
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Traveling Bookstores
Traveling Bookstores
'Tell a Story' Brings Portuguese Culture and Writers to Tourists
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Sociable Children's Bookstores
Sociable Children's Bookstores
Columbia's 9 3/4 Cafe Bookstore Encourages Play Inside Comfy Nooks
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Bold Yellow Book Shops
Bold Yellow Book Shops
Saraiva Bookstore Offers a Vibrant Shopping Experience
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