Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tsukuru Tazaki US Bookstore Release Parties Announced

A number of bookstores around the US will host Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki midnight release parties on Monday, August 11.  It looks like they are following the pattern of the Japanese release, which also happened at midnight.  The list of bookstores includes 4 bookstores in New York and one each in Lost Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, St. Paul, Seattle, Oxford, MS, and Wichita. The full list with links can be found at

Green Apple Books in San Francisco says that tomorrow's event will include:

"Food and beer!
A Murakami trivia contest written by Murakami scholar Matthew Strecher
Raffle for signed first editions of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
A costume party--come dressed as your favorite Murakami character (might we suggest something like this?)
Many more surprises!"

Community Bookstore in Brooklyn will host "New Murakami Book + Karaoke + a chance to win SIGNED COPIES= MIdnight Release Party!!". There will be raffle where one can win a limited number of signed copies of the new novel, but also "beer, snack and karaoke." 

Unabridged Bookstore in Chicago during their "midnight murakami release party bash" promises: 
"A chance to score a limited edition *SIGNED* copy of COLORLESS TSUKURU 
Beverages from Dry Hop Chicago
Unique photo opportunities!
Murakami inspired music

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