Company History

   
May, 1990 The first BOOKOFF store opens in Kanagawa
     
Aug, 1991 BOOKOFF CORPORATION LIMITED established
Oct, BOOKOFF Franchise chain launched
Nov, The first BOOKOFF franchisee store opens
     
Dec, 1994 BOOKOFF opens hundredth store
     
Dec, 1996 HARDOFF is opened as a franchisee for used PCs and AV equipment
     
Apr, 1999 Opened the first Reuse store dealing with secondhand baby goods and children wear
     
Jan, 2000 Opened the first Reuse store dealing with secondhand sports and outdoor goods
Feb, BOOKOFF's first overseas store opens in Hawaii
Apr,, Opened an overseas store in New York,U.S.A.
Opened the first Reuse store dealing with secondhand jewelry and watches
Opened the first Reuse store dealing with secondhand ladies wear and accessories
May, BOOKOFF opens 500th store
Sep, TSUTAYA is opened as a franchisee for video rentals
Dec, Chuko-Gekijo (comprehensive, large-format)opens in Tokyo and Chiba
     
Aug, 2001 Opened an overseas store in Los Angeles,U.S.A.
Sep,, BOOKOFF opens 600th store
     
Feb, 2003

BOOKOFF opens 700th store

     
Mar, 2004 The company's stock listed on the Second Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Jun, Opened an overseas store in Paris, France
     
Mar, 2005 The company's stock listed on the First Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
BOOKOFF opens 800th store
Jul, Opened an overseas store in Vancouver,Canada(closed Jun.2012)
     
Dec, 2006 Opened an overseas store in Seoul, South Korea
     
May, 2007 Opened integrated logistics center in Kanagawa
Aug, Opened BOOKOFF Online ( E-Commerce site)
Sep, Opened the first Global BOOKOFF store in Paris, France(the 10th overseas store)
( Global BOOKOFF:Overseas store dealing with local secondhand books and goods.)
Dec, BOOKOFF opens 900th store
     
Mar, 2008 Opened an overseas store in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Nov, Absorbs YCC Ltd. by merger.
Established Aoyama Book Center Ltd.
     
Sep, 2009 The first "BOOKOFF SUPER BAZAAR" (comprehensive, large-format) store opens (Name change from 'Chuko-Gekijo')
     
Mar, 2013 Opened a Global BOOKOFF store in Lakewood,CA, U.S.A.
Currently ,all 13 overseas stores operating.
     
Apr, 2014 Signed a capital and business alliance with Yahoo Japan Corporation.

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