Kinokuniya San Francisco in 1969

Kinokuniya San Francisco in 1969

 

History of Kinokuniya USA

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Kinokuniya USA!

In 1969, Kinokuniya opened its first overseas store in San Francisco. Today, with the flagship store in New York City, there are 12 locations including New Jersey, Chicago, Austin, Carrollton, Plano, Seattle, Beaverton, San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles (Little Tokyo & Santa Monica). Two new locations are planned to open in Portland Downtown, Oregon and in Katy, Texas this year.

Kinokuniya San Francisco in 1969

Kinokuniya San Francisco in 1969

History of Kinokuniya USA Stores

1969/02 San Francisco Store
1980/08 Los Angeles Store
1981/12 New York Store
1988/06 San Jose Store
1991/08 Seattle Store
1998/03 Beaverton Store
2013/10 Chicago Store
2014/10 New Jersey Store
2015/03 Santa Monica Store
2017/02 Carrollton Store
2017/04 Plano Store
2018/05 Austin Store
Summer 2019 Portland Downtown Store
Fall 2019 Katy Store

Kinokuniya Los Angeles in 1980

Kinokuniya Los Angeles in 1980

Kinokuniya New York in 1982

Kinokuniya New York in 1982

Kinokuniya Worldwide

Today, Books Kinokuniya has over 80 stores and 35 sales office locations worldwide, including Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, and Australia.

We honor our initial goal by offering a wide assortment of titles in Japanese and English in all our U.S. bookstores.

 

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to the next 50 years of connecting you with books...

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