Building Bonds With Books

Hometown Stories

25m 15s
Broadcast on October 23, 2022 Available until October 23, 2024

In a hot springs resort town in Ishikawa Prefecture, a unique library debuted during the Covid pandemic. At Mikan, the books are owned by members of the community who display them on shelves that they rent. Each shelf reflects the tastes of the books' owners, including rare volumes, books filled with memories, even original works of art. All the books can be borrowed. We look at this remarkable library and the way it is helping to forge new connections between people.

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