It's too bad that I didn't learn Japanese because this bookstore is awesome and caters mainly to the Japanese-speaking, Japanese-reading population of the Bay Area. It is the largest book store around that carries Japanese everything...from cookbooks, to newspapers, to guidebooks of San Francisco, to comic books, to children books, to self-help books .. all in Japanese. I often come here after eating a good Japanese meal in Japantown to read a Japanese book (or at least pretend to). The stuff here is pretty expensive because it's imported all from Japan, and you know that everything in Japan is expensive. So don't expect to find many bargain books here. The staff are all very nice and polite, and are fluent in both English and Japanese. This book store makes me feel like I'm in Japan.