8 stores to buy Japanese books, Manga and anime goods in Sapporo

I guess there are many fans of Japanese Manga in the world. When you go to bookstores in Japan, you may be surprised the quantities of Mangas they are dealing with.
Even if you don’t understand Japanese language, should be excited to the original edition of your favorite Manga once you take it by your own hands. If you have no idea how to find the manga you want, book store clerks kindly help you to find out it.
In Japan, each book store sells not only books, such as novels, magazines, Manga, travel guides and language learning books, but also keeps postcards, diaries and various kinds of stationeries. When it comes to drop at book store, I always spend more than one hour, staying there much longer than expected. Under current situation around book stores in Japan, more and more small sized book stores close down and large sized book stores are surviving while e-book is becoming popular. Below listed book stores are large sized book stores dealing wide range of items in Sapporo down town.

Aside from ordinary book store, I also recommend Manga fans to go to second hand book store.
Book Off (Sapporo Minami 2 Jo branch) which sells second-hand books such as Manga, novels, and even used CD and DVD is a store I visit every time when I gp to Sapporo downtown. All Manga in the shelves as looked like brand-new are second hand and much cheaper than new one. Some popular Manga are sold as a set like including vo.1 to vo.10. For those who don’t mind second hand items, Book off would be a great book store to get many manga by cheaper price.
Unless anime fans go to Akihabara, could get special Manga in Sapporo, which is not usually sold at ordinary bookstores. Animate Sapporo branch is just located at neighbor of Book Off, which also deals plenty of books, Manga, anime character goods, DVD and games. At the Sapporo central area, you would find Toranoana Shuchojo in Surugaya Sapporo Norbesa branch dealing with special magazines Otaku usually loves.


-Large sized book stores in Sapporo downtown-

Kinokuniya (Sapporo Honten)
Address:sapporo 55, 5-7 Nishi, Kita 5 Jo, Sapporo
* Close to Sapporo station for JR line and subway Toho line, North-South line
Open:10:00-21:00

Maruzen & Junku Do (Sapporo branch)
Address: B2F-5F Marui Imai Minami Kan, 8-2, Nishi 1, Minami 1 Jo, Sapporo
*Close to Odori station for Subway Toho line, North-South line and East-West line
Open:10:00-21:00

Sanseido (Sapporo branch)
Address: 5F JR tower Sapporo Stella Place, Nishi 2-5, Kita 5 Jo, Sapporo
* Close to Sapporo station for JR line and subway Toho line, North-South line
Open:10:00-21:00

-Second hand book store-
Book Off (Sapporo Minami 2 Jo branch)
Address :Minami 2 Jo, Nishi 1-3, Chuo Ku, Sapporo
Open:10:00-22:00
*Close to Odori station for Subway Toho line, North-South line and East-West line

-Dealing special mangas and anime books-
Animate Sapporo branch
Address : 2F Marudai Building, Nishi 1-5, Minami 2 Jo, Chuo Ku, Sapporo
Open:11:00-20:00
*Close to Odori station for Subway Toho line, North-South line and East-West line

Toranoana Shuchojo
Address : 3F Norbesa, Minami 3 Jo Nishi 5, 1-1, Chuo Ku, Sapporo
Open:10:00-21:00
*Close to Susukino station for Subway North-South line

–Updated–
More manga shops are open!

Melon Books
Address : B1F Marudai Building, Nishi 1-5, Minami 2 Jo, Chuo Ku, Sapporo
Open:11:00-20:30

Mandarake Sapporo branch
Address : 2F Norbesa, Minami 3 Jo Nishi 5, 1-1, Chuo Ku, Sapporo
Open:12:00-20:30
*Close to Susukino station for Subway North-South line

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