Plano Grand Opening - April 14

March 23, 2017

We are excited to announce that our Plano store will have its Grand Opening on Friday April 14 at 11am!
Hope to see you all there!

Carrollton Grand Opening - February 25 & 26

Our Carrollton store officially opened its doors on Saturday, February 25! The Grand Opening was a weekend full of live performances, author events, live music, cosplay contests, and more! 

On Saturday, February 25, we started the day with special welcoming speeches by the Mayor of Carrollton, Matthew Marchant, First Vice President of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth, Takashi Kubota, and our Store Manager, Shigekazu Watanabe.
The rest of the day was filled with live performances like the taiko drums by Kiyari Daiko and Dondoko Taiko, traditional Yosakoi dancing by Yosakoi Soran, karate demonstration by Genjikai Karate, Kimono fashion show, and cute children's choir by the Cherry Blossoms Choir. We also had traditional Japanese instrument, Koto, played by the Kotomi-kai. Author events were also held inside the store with author Polly Holyoke and Haiyan Fan.

On Saturday, February 26, we had a fun live performance by the Project Starlight, where they performed from the hit anime series, Love Live! We also had voice actors from popular anime series meet and greet fans, and also held a cosplay contest.

Thank you to all who participated in our amazing Grand Opening of the Carrollton location! We hope everyone had fun as much as we did.

Please stay tuned for our 12th store opening in Plano, Texas. Grand Opening for the Plano location is planned for April of 2017. Continue following us on our social media for updates!

Two New Kinokuniya USA Coming to the Greater Dallas Area

We are excited to bring two new Kinokuniya locations to the Greater Dallas area!

Texas, a state that is rich in resources and many major corporations, has been showing remarkable growth in recent times. In this growing state, we will open two new stores in the suburbs of Texas; Carrollton and Plano. We plan to open the Carrollton store in February of 2017 and the Plano store in March of 2017. These two store will be our 11th and 12th store in the U.S.

Both stores will carry a wide variety of Japanese books, magazines, stationery, and other merchandise. Additionally, we will carry Kinokuniya exclusive items that we have collaborated with popular Japanese brands along with a variety of unique merchandise from both Japan and the United States.

We hope to bring you exciting products and create a place where locals can get together through books!

Please click here for full Press Release.

Progress on our Carrollton Location

Jan. 10, 2017

We opened the doors to our Texas Carrollton store on December 30, 2016. Not everything is set and we still have a lot of work to do, but come in and see what we have so far. Continue following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and we will make sure you'd be the first one to know our progress.

Both of our Texas stores are hiring!

We are looking for a team player who will be a great asset to creating our own unique Kinokuniya community. Please see below for details.  All positions require business level English (speaking, reading, and writing), and require to work at least one weekend day.

Management Prospect
5 days/week (including one weekend day)
8 working hours/day
Fluent Japanese

Full-time Sales Associate
5 days/week (including one weekend day)
8 working hours/day
Business level Japanese or retail experience

Part-time Sales Associate
4 days/week (including one weekend day)
7 working hours/day
11am - 7pm OR 12pm-8pm shift


- Shift hours may be subject to change
- We cannot answer individual questions at this time
- Salary DOE
- Send résumé to hrny at kinokuniya dot com (*please indicate which store in subject line)



Kinokuniya Bookstore Texas Carrollton
2540 Old Denton Road, Suite 114
Carrollton, TX 75006
T 214.731.6800
F 469.574.5274
Open Daily: 11:00am - 8:00pm


Kinokuniya Bookstore Texas Plano
Mitsuwa Marketplace
100 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75023
Store Hours: 11:00am - 8:00pm Daily

Planned Opening - April 2017