Despite being a recent convert to the Kindle, I still love walking around and hanging out in bookshops. The smell, the coziness and just having a little escape for a while.
In Japan, the main chain of bookstores you see in most neighbourhoods is Tsutaya. When I was living there, I often just dropped in to one of their stores to see what was out and browse through the myriad of books, cds, dvds and magazines.
Tsutaya have recently opened a new retail concept for the 'third' space in Tokyo - not your home or your office but a third space to build a community. Check out this great little video from Monocle on the new store space which still appeals despite the digitalising (is that a word?) of the industry. I want to go visit!