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Library-Themed Starbucks Opening in Tokyo

Posted: Oct. 16th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Tokyo Starbucks Coffee Shop Library
Nendo/Daici Ano

Though coffee shops are usually fairly subdued locations, a Starbucks in Tokyo is taking the idea pretty far with a library-themed décor. Complete with tons of shelves and books, the baristas might not shush you for talking but you might feel inclined to keep your voice down anyway.

If you visit this new Starbucks location in Tokyo, you might want to speak in a whisper.

The Starbucks coffee experience is assuming an intellectual identity in Tokyo, where design team Nendo will unveil a library-themed Starbucks coffee shop. This temporary, pop-up shop speaks to a new trend in Tokyo, where stores are appearing for short intervals of time before closing, though this store aims to elevate their creative concept beyond previous stores' attempts. The store adheres to a very literal interpretation of the library concept, lining the walls with endless shelves that closely resemble a library’s shelving units.


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