Nook's Cranny
Nooks Cranny
Opening hours 9:00am-10:00pm

8:00am-10:00pm (City Folk)

Stock 10 items
Upgrade cost 25,000
Upgrade time 8 days (City Folk only)
Appearances Animal Forest,
Animal Forest+,
Animal Crossing,
Animal Forest e+,
Wild World,
City Folk
Regional names Flag of France small Boutique Nook
Flag of Germany small Nooks Laden
Flag of Spain Almacén Nook

Nook's Cranny (Japanese: タヌキ商店 Tanuki Shop) is the first incarnation of Tom Nook's Store. Open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in City Folk) the player begins the game with this store.

In City Folk, Nook's store supplies a wallpaper, a flooring, a flower seed, medicine, two pieces of furniture, three tools (two in Wild World, and one in Animal Crossing) and some writing paper. During the month of October, one of the tools will be replaced with a piece of candy (except in Wild World). The player must spend and/or sell a total of 25,000 Bells and play for at least eight days for an upgrade.

This store is also available as a model after spending at least 30,000 Bells in Wild World and City Folk.

Nook's Cranny Animal Forest 64

The interior of Nook's Cranny in Animal Forest.


In the back of the store 2 pieces of furniture stand alone. To the left of them is a long table that spans the whole wall except for space for Nook's Point-Tracking System. In the middle there is a table for three tools. To the bottom right of the table, there are some vases.

The store itself resembles a shed, made with wooden planks and held together with metal sheets. In fact, it is even stated that Tom Nook's shop may be Tortimer's old gardening shed before he became mayor.





  • 'Nook's Cranny' is a pun on 'nook and cranny', meaning a small corner or hole.
  • It is the only one of Nook's shops without an automatic door.
  • Nook's Cranny appears in the Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing track.
  • Despite having two brown pots in the front of his shop, they aren't for sale. In fact, they weren't even furniture items in this game yet.
  • In Animal Forest, after closing hours, you can hit a shovel at his door. After 3 times, the lights fade to turn on as the door opens. You see him in his pajamas, and for intruding his shop, he will increase the regular item price by 20%.