Bliss. Kinokuniya is a Japanese-based retailer selling books, magazines, and Japanese pens and stationery. Those of you who love to try out new pens and pencils already know that Japanese stationery products are compelling, and Kinokuniya has an excellent selection that is unmatched in the city.
That said, what makes the store so delightful is seeing the interesting array of products displayed in such a peaceful space. Books and magazines are on the ground floor, stationery and novelties are in the basement. Give yourself some time to look around, because there is a lot more on display than you may first appreciate.
This delightful store is located directly across from hectic Bryant park, a beautiful park marred by constant, jarring street noise. Check out the park and then escape to Kinokuniya for some peace.
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
(betw. 40th and 41st Streets), New York, NY 10018