Shimada Yosho

Posted by Gestalten—12/2007

When did all start ?

June 1963 (40years ago)



What was the reason behind the opening of the store?

We started as specialist of books on Automobile.



Could you describe the neighborhood in which the store is located?

It is calm and quiet, sophisticated residential area behind famous shopping area OMOTESANDO.



Please describe the kinds of books and other merchandise that you carry. What do you offer your customers?

We have all kinds of visual books related design.( Design, Art, Architecture, Photography, Fashion, Life Style, Automobile etc.)



What are your favorite dgv books?

LOS LOGOS DOS LOGOS TRES LOGOS



What are your customers' favorite dgv books?

Neubauwelt



Who might be seen visiting the store? What kinds of people shop there?

Professionals, Designers, Students



Do you do anything at your store besides sell books? Do you, for example, have any events or exhibitions there?

The shop is working as antenna shop/show room for distribution.



Is there anything else about the store that you'd like us to mention?

We have experienced to advise what to select for various occasions, such as libraries, special shops, to decorate homes.

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Let's Go Out Again featured on The Guardian. "Feast your eyes – some of the most unusual and spectacular restaurant interiors around the world."

The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

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