Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cheap used books, digital audio and digital video in Book Off @ Tokyo, Japan

Books, magazines, CDs and DVDs are expensive nowadays and it gets even more expensive in Tokyo. So the only option to go is to have it used or second hand. There are one popular chain in Tokyo/Japan which you can get books, manga, CDs, DVDs or even electronics item at low price. What I meant is Book Off store. Books in Book Off ranges from 108 Yen to less than 1000 Yen. The most amazing characteristic of Book Off is the books and medias are clean and new. If you are lucky, you can even get new unused item here. For example I bought a stack of CDs recently and I noticed that some of it is sealed. You don't have to worry even if you can read in Japanese as they have Western books section where all the foreign books are collected. Going to Book-Off is really a bargain hunting as one have to patiently look at all the stocks that they have and to look thru at each title. You are lucky and the feeling of finding a treasure if you happen to find something that you like. Other items in Book-Off ranges from clothing, musical instrument, console game, Sony playstation, iPhone, iPad, tablets and watches. You can find these items at a larger Book-Off establishment.


Huge selection of CDs, digital audio, DVDs and blu-ray.

Each item is sorted by price. If you have a particular budget in mind, just go to that particular section to find your treasure.

Some of newer artist album is not that cheap but reasonable priced.

One big stack of George Michael album with 4 CDs at 500 Yen. Such a great bargain for George Michael fans.

I looking for 1990s and 2000s song album. Its only 280 Yen per album.

Adult section. Only above 18 years old allowed.

Adult section of DVDs.

Japan is quite liberal in allowing sale of adult media.

Even hentai or pornographic manga is affordable in Book Off.

In Book Off, hentai is only selling at less than half price compared to the full price in convenience stores.

This box of second hand Wii console game was only around 3,000 Yen.

Sony PS Vita at around 16,000 Yen.

If you are fan of Nintendo game console, Book Off also have that in second hand.


Play Station 3 at 25,000 Yen. New Play Station 3 could reach price of 40,000 Yen. Look, its still quite new.

Some of the popular music albums that I brought recently from Book Off. Here I have Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, Take That and Maroon 5.

Larger establishment of Book Off which is known as Book Off Plus have more high end and luxury items on sale. In this picture, its a terms and conditions for selling and buying handbags.

Make sure you remember to visit any Book Off store when you visit Japan. In this picture, this is a large store of Book Off Plus located in near by Kanamecho station in Tokyo. This location is nearby Ikebukuro.


Lightning magazine. Stylish guy magazine which focus on Amekaji fashion. You can get discounted Lightning Magazine from Book Off. Original new price at around 800 Yen but in Book Off you can get from around 200 Yen to 500 Yen depending on the content and focus product.

Address: Located near major stations around major cities in Japan. Their signage is very easy to spot and unique.
Public transport: Usually there is one Book Off store near train station in Tokyo.

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