We’ve installed 2 more bookcases of manga at The Beguiling in the past week or two, bumping our total to 14 (and 6 spinner racks). Last time my fellow employee Parrish checked our instock list, there were more than 5000 line items on it, and that’s not including stuff that we don’t have codes for and have to order “manually” (adult titles and yaoi, international manga, etc.). After finishing the monumental task of re-stocking and re-organising these shelves, he said “I want a picture of this with the caption ‘this is what 5000 manga looks like’.”
Parrish, your wish is my command. Check the (craptacular) panoramic below.
…and if you’re just dropping in from BoingBoing, hello! Check out my Japan photos, they’re pretty great.