It took some work to find it but suitably hidden off the backstreets in Ebisu is the uber meticulously curated second hand bookshop limArt. Specialising in art, interiors, photography and graphics each book is displayed to perfection. Multiple copies of volumes from the Designrådet (Danish Design Council) are alphabetised on a table counter next to ultra rare first editions from Physicist Joachim-Ernst Behrendt and journals  by On Kawara. Not to mention a 1985 copy of Andy Warhol’s America. I probably spent an hour in here just reading.

Gallery space in the back as well. Also ’bout 100m up the hill on the opposite is an amazing antique interior store in a nondescript residential building. Both were well worth visiting.

It’s ridiculous pricing too by the way so pack your Yen.

limArt is located at:
2-10-3 1F Ebisu-Minami, Shibuya-Ku (map)
Tokyo, Japan
+81 3 3713-8670

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10/16/2012 Shops