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The Library houses a specially curated collection of books from novels to photography monographs, travel guides, gastronomy, to manga comics. Following the philosophy of the book curator Yoshitaka Haba who believes that the curation of a library is an artform in itself, the space defies traditional library structure and encourages new perspectives on the books themselves. Visitors can enjoy free WiFi and a pleasant respite from the streets of Hollywood in this 685 sq. ft. oasis.

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Mon – Sat: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Temporarily Closed

Japan House Los Angeles Level 5
Library Arrangement

Approximately 600 books are organized in 11 categories for visitors to easily explore topics of interest. These categories range from Art, Design & Architecture, Food & Dining, Travel, Film & Music, and more. Many visitors combine their Library visits with attending Salon events and viewing exhibitions in the Gallery.


About the Book Curator

Yoshitaka Haba is a book connoisseur and representative of BACH, which offers a book direction service for libraries at various locations. Through the production of library displays, reading areas and installations on shop floors, Yoshitaka aims to connect books with different industries, creating opportunities for people to have greater access to unknown books. His love of books spans beyond curation to include editing and writing.

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