Literary tourism is big business. While new book festivals continue to spring up, recent research from the VisitEngland tourist board indicated that more than half of British holidaymakers would visit a literary attraction on vacation. Another increasingly popular way of combining books with holidays is to visit one of the dozens of small villages and towns around the world devoted to

Can a bookshop exist without books?

A new "bookshop" in Japan attempts just that.  "Ika Bunko" specializes in bookish events, information, and products.  It recently took part in a book fair.  It has a store manager and two employees.  All it's missing are the books themselves.

Confused yet?

The store's "manager", Yuki Kasukawa, explained in