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baku_neko
03-04-2003, 03:45 PM
Has anyone ever had any luck finding import manga at Asian bookstores in the Asian community of your city/town? I was just curious...never had the guts to actually go in to one... [-_-]

Cocoa
03-04-2003, 04:17 PM
My city doesn't really have an Asian section, but I live decently close to Boston, which has this nice little Japanese bookstore in Cambridge, and that's where I get most of my manga ^^
-Cocoa

RyuHayabusaDOA2
03-04-2003, 04:32 PM
I do...it's in SF though..I live in Hayward and it usually takes me about 45 minutes to get there..it's in SF's Japantown..the bookstore is called Kinokuniya :D

Shadow Lady
03-04-2003, 04:55 PM
Whenever I'm in Seattle (which is rare) I go to Kinokuniya bookstore.
The people are nice and the prices are decent.

Koumori
03-04-2003, 05:34 PM
Yes, Sasuga bookstore is here in town, and also online (http://www.sasugabooks.com). They have shelves and shelves of manga, though I've never been able to figure out exactly how they're organized.

Nene
03-04-2003, 05:44 PM
There's a Japanese library in DC which has lotsa Japanese manga that I can check out...for free =X Also up in Rockville there's a buncha Japanese sections... I get some of my manga at this lil Japanese bookstore called Nihon Honya...-^ ^-

chibi_kitsune
03-04-2003, 06:41 PM
sometimes when i go to little tokyo i get some of my manga their, they useto have a used book store that sold manga cheap so that's why i have some in japanese to help me read a little japanese, i don't go there offten since i live two/three hours away. they also have Nippon Book Co and Kinokuniya too

Cocoa
03-04-2003, 06:50 PM
Koumori, it's all organized by publisher ^^ Being able to identifty manga you want by the spine is always useful too...I have the location of X and YnM memorized, I think. Sasuga's a nice little store...I will love them forever for getting me a copy of TB 7 a couple months ago, even though it's out of print. When we were in NYC over Labor Day weekend, I went to the Kinokuniya there and I was like *_* Their manga section was almost as big as all of Sasuga.

Babbit_Chan
03-04-2003, 07:13 PM
Bwaha Kinokuniya's just in S.F. half an hour away from here so it's all good.

Umi
03-04-2003, 07:22 PM
There's a Kinokuniya is San Jose too. Currently it's at the Mitsuwa market but they'll be making a move sometime soon to the building across the plaza.

There's also this store in San Jose's Japantown. A gift store that sells Japanese gifts but has a very cramped but well stocked store with a bunch of manga that they lock up. I forget it's name but the name of the online anime store is Nikaku Animart.

Plus there's a couple of bookstores in San Francisco's Chinatown that have a decent selection of Japanese manga. *nod, nod*

cynicallywired
03-04-2003, 09:53 PM
...hey weren't you @ AN? Oh well... yeah, I always check Kinokuniya in Southern CA. =D

baku_neko
03-05-2003, 12:17 PM
ARGH!! I wish I lived in New York, or on the west coast.... >_<

Does anyone here live around Dallas, Texas? If so please help me find an import book store....I really want to goto an import bookstore....

HuongStar
03-07-2003, 09:43 AM
Well, Baku there is a store on Greenville in the Little Chinatown section called LaserTrek. The majority of their stuff is Chinese-translated manga but they also carry some Japanese magazines and overseas versions of J-pop.

Try doing an address search for Planet Anime in Plano; they have lots import manga and artbooks along with a huge selection of anime for rental. :D

Koumori
03-07-2003, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by Cocoa
Koumori, it's all organized by publisher ^^ Being able to identifty manga you want by the spine is always useful too...I have the location of X and YnM memorized, I think.

Ah.. publisher. I would never have figured that out. I can read some Japanese, so sometimes I can spot what I'm looking for (and they have those little shelf cards for the really popular manga) but it always feels soooo random in there. Which is one thing I kind of enjoy about it.

baku_neko
03-07-2003, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by HuongStar
Well, Baku there is a store on Greenville in the Little Chinatown section called LaserTrek. The majority of their stuff is Chinese-translated manga but they also carry some Japanese magazines and overseas versions of J-pop.

Try doing an address search for Planet Anime in Plano; they have lots import manga and artbooks along with a huge selection of anime for rental. :D

Yeah, I knew about Planet Anime, but it's such a hassle to get down there...
Thanx for LaserTrek!!! It's actually in Richardson, not Greenville. I looked it up on the net...anyhow thanx, I'll check it out! ^_^

HuongStar
03-07-2003, 08:44 PM
*lol* No, I said it's on Greenville! ^_^

tamahomegurl
03-09-2003, 09:09 PM
i live in los angeles so we're loaded with a buttload of asian bookstores - Kinokuniya, asahiya, book-off, and mandarake are the bigger of the few. sorry if i'm bragging ^_^;; but i love LA!!! *Tupac's words* To live and die in LA, it's the place to be..... ^__^

Umi
03-09-2003, 10:38 PM
aw.. i want a mandarake

=/

baku_neko
03-10-2003, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by HuongStar
*lol* No, I said it's on Greenville! ^_^


Opps...sorry!

MargauxZ
03-10-2003, 01:52 PM
Kinokuniya and Book-Off in New York City.

Carmila
03-10-2003, 02:32 PM
There used to be a place in Atl called Iwase books, however they moved to Doraville and changed their name. Also, www.japandepot.com has lots. The guy who owns that Stan used to have a store called Books Comics Manga and More, but he is in the process of moving it.

sakura yuna
03-10-2003, 06:36 PM
I have a Kinokuniya close to where I live it's awesome cuz it's only a ten minute drive away! wheee...one of these days I am going to have to go on an anime/video game buy stuff splurg....wheeee....mahahahahah!!!!

Kirschwasser
03-14-2003, 08:56 PM
Tamahomegurl, you are right...Little Tokyo in Los Angeles has a lot of stores. My favourite is Kinokuniya. ^_^ Yes, I love Los Angeles too. Darn it, I want to move back to Los. (I live in NM right now). Everytime I go to Los, I make sure to go to Kinokuniya (and the Marukai store - pocky, mmm. lol). And the folks at Kinokuniya are sooo nice, that they let me order from them every month. *Sighs happily*

jen_kat
03-14-2003, 09:04 PM
Someone told me the Mandarake in Santa Monica closed down. I haven't gone to check it out though, so I don't know if it's true. Anyone know?