Haruki Murakami

Boing Boing / WINK Book Review – Haruki Murakami’s “The Strange Library”

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  • March 26, 2015


Here’s some book news we’re pretty excited about! Over at the WINK! Book Lover Blog, they do super-excellent book reviews, a new book designed by Chip Kidd was recently reviewed. We’re talking about Haruki Murakami’s latest book, The Strange Library (Knopf).

Now, there are three really cool things about this review:
1. They talk about Haruki Murakami’s writing style and the complex story line.

2. They mention Chip Kidd as the Graphic Designer of the book, and…

3. The book review got syndicated on the BOING BOING website and traffic for this article has gone totally nuts!

So, thank you, thank you, thank you to Wink! and Boing Boing! You guys ROCK!!


MIAMI HERALD Book Review: Haruki Murakami’s ‘The Strange Library’

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  • January 31, 2015




Kit Reed, one of the fine reporters over at the MIAMI HERALD Newspaper Blog, recently wrote a really great book review for Haruki Murakami’s latest book titled, “The Strange Library” (Knopf).

OK, not to brag or anything, but we’re really happy about this review because they do mention that Chip Kidd designed it (both the cover and inside contents) and that almost never happens! Plus, Kit Reed did a super-excellent job at covering the ideas behind Murakami’s story concept.

Please be sure to check it out by clicking right HERE!



ILLUSTRATING MURAKAMI – The New Yorker Magazine Book Review

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  • January 17, 2015



Something pretty amazing recently happened over at THE NEW YORKER Magazine website. One of their reporters, Roland Kelts, published a story titled, “ILLUSTRATING MURAKAMI”. It covers the release of Haruki Murakami’s latest book, “The Strange Library” (Knopf).

But this is no ordinary book review. The thing we’re very excited about is that it’s main focus is the design of the book and they mention that it was designed by Chip Kidd. For those who don’t know, the book is illustrated inside with many photos and graphics and Mr. Kelts really seemed to enjoy that.

So, thank you to him, and the New Yorker, for the wonderful news coverage. We really appreciate that. We would also like to mention that this article got picked-up by many other blogs and book-related websites and it seems to be going crazy!

To read the full article please CLICK HERE!



WASHINGTON POST BOOK REVIEW: The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

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  • January 17, 2015



Yes! We want to give a quick thank you, and shout-out, to Joseph Peschel over at the Washington Post Newspaper for writing a very thoughtful and well-researched book review for Haruki Murakami’s latest book titled, “The Strange Library”. It was published by Knopf and is in stores now. The book’s cover and inside content was designed by Chip Kidd and translated into English from the original Japanese by Ted Goossen.

To read the full review just CLICK HERE!



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