It worked pretty much like any drive through. Customers could drive up to a microphone and request magazines and books from their cars.
At its peak, it saw around 20-40 cars a day, but in later years it lost a lot of traffic to websites. As convenient as it would be to not have to leave the car to buy a book, not leaving the house trumps it.
The store is survived by Hisamido’s other, newer drive through bookstore.