Kinokuniya Book Store

1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Kinokuniya USA offers a wide variety of books, magazines, and stationery from Japan. We are proud to bring you our extensive collection of manga, graphic novels, art and design books, cookbooks, travel books, children’s books, and more, both in English and Japanese. We also offer Chinese books at our Seattle store. On January 22nd 1927, Books Kinokuniya was founded by former president Moichi Tanabe. Located in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo in a two-story wooden building, with a floor space of 125 square meters (1,349 sq.ft.) and an art gallery on the second floor. The first Kinokuniya started with five employees, including Mr. Tanabe himself. Kinokuniya began importing English books in 1949 and opened its first sales office in Osaka, Japan in 1956. This marked the beginning of the company’s nationwide expansion into the academic institutional market.

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Industry

Retail

Category

Other Retail Stores

ESG/Ethical Impact

The company promotes sustainability through its responsible sourcing of paper and printed materials, minimizing the environmental footprint associated with book production. Kinokuniya actively encourages customers to consider eco-friendly reading options, including e-books and digital publications, reducing the demand for physical resources.The company contributes to local economies by creating jobs and supporting local authors and publishers. Kinokuniya is actively engaged in philanthropic endeavors, supporting literary and educational initiatives that enhance the well-being and intellectual growth of individuals, particularly in the realm of literacy and literature. Kinokuniya places a significant emphasis on diversity and inclusion within its workforce, fostering an inclusive workplace culture where employees from diverse backgrounds feel valued and empowered. Through community engagement and partnerships, the company actively strengthens social bonds, reinforces its positive social impact, and contributes to the overall cultural enrichment of the communities it serves.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$100,400,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

3.4

Customer Rating

4

Company Size

1000-5000

ESG Risk Rating

3

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