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VOX POPULI: Library in an apartment setting an idea that is fast catching on

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Bookcases inevitably run out of shelf space over time. Typically, book owners deal with the situation by selling or giving away surplus volumes, or simply letting them pile up on the floor.

But Junya Dohi, 26, had a different idea: Why not start a library?

Then he imagined it would be interesting to involve fellow bookworms to share the concept of an “apartment-type” library, which everyone agreed would be fun to pursue.

The result was the birth of a membership library called “Minna no Toshokan Sankaku” in a shopping street in front of a train station in Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture. Its........

© The Asahi Shimbun

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