Tōkyōdō Shoten

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Tōkyōdō Shoten
東京堂書店
IndustryRetail bookselling
Founded1891
Headquarters〒101-0051
Tokyo-to, Chiyoda
Kanda-Jinbōchō 1-17
Area served
Japan
ServicesBookselling
Websitehttp://www.tokyodoshoten.co.jp/

Tōkyōdō Shoten (東京堂書店) is a Japanese retail book store chain founded in 1891 as Tōkyōdō, a book publishing company. After World War II, the company branched out into retail book sales and Tōkyōdō split into two companies: Tōkyōdō Shoten, which continued with the retail book sales part of the business, and Tōkyōdō Publishing, which continued the publishing side of the business.

The main office of Tōkyōdō Shoten is located in the Kanda-Jinbōchō area of Tokyo, sharing a building with one of its Fukurōten (ふくろう店) retail stores and an office of Tōkyōdō Publishing. Its main competitors are the Sanseidō Shoten and Shosen Grande stores.

History[edit]

Hakubunkan established Tōkyōdō in 1891 as a retail book business. The company quickly moved into book publishing as well. In 1941, the company ceased using the Japan Publishing Distribution Company (日本出版配給株式會社, Nippon Shuppan Haikyū Kabushiki Kaisha). Tōkyōdō split into two companies in 1964: Tōkyōdō Shoten and Tōkyōdō Publishing.