• Kyodo


A municipal library run by the operator of the Tsutaya movie rental and bookshop chain opened Monday in Takeo, Saga Prefecture, featuring a Starbucks cafe, in what is believed to be the first public-private partnership of its kind.

Tsutaya operator Culture Convenience Club Co., which has been tapped by the city to run the renovated library, which features a 50-meter-long open bookshelf, has introduced knowhow gleaned from its running of major bookstores.

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