There's a Kinokuniya in Sydney, Australia. It takes up the top floor of a large building across from the Town Hall, and the first time I entered I literally stagged, stumbling in awed amazment at the rows of manga, American comics, graphic novels, art books, and attractive people reading same. Everything I'd ever dreamed of, served up with coffee and a staff who cared about Lost in Translation, And the Ass Saw Angel, Alan Moore's Voices of the Fire (an actual staff pick), and Hellsing.
Looking around for a quiet place to read i found myself facing very large, interesting works by local artists... or the chance to sit at a window overlooking a very nice city. Truly, thought I, Australia is the Lucky Country.

I did not know until now that one existed in Edgewater, New Jersey; that puts things in a more interesting light. It is a chain store, liken to Borders or Barnes and Noble, but none of those give the sensation of finding a magical Heaven where people have planned out exactly want you want and given it to you on a pleasent platter.

I do not go there often. I save its energies for when I need them, and for when my wallet can handle the inevitable purchasing. They offer a 10% discount on items of $50 or more, which leads to much temptation.