A Coffee Shop Called Burroughs

On the island of Amami-Oshima recently I discovered a coffee shop called Burroughs, for the American author William Burroughs. Turns out the owner is a big fan. The place is filled with Japanese translations of all the major Beat authors, and a few English originals. When I went in, they were playing a good Joni Mitchell song. I was sorely tempted to ask for the Naked Lunch, but it was dinnertime. It’s on Route 58, in the middle of town, a few lights south of the harbor.

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