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A break down of the works of Murakami and a suggested reading order for his novels.

The Best Way to Read Haruki Murakami

The working library of Hereford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world, with all its rods, chains and locks intact. It has been preserved in the form in which it was maintained from 1611 to 1841. Ohhhhhhhh my gosh.....

The working library of Hereford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world. I love books.

China’s massive new library has such a sleek and futuristic design that it looks like it came straight out of the works of science fiction. The newly opened Tianjin Binhai Library situated at the Binhai Cultural Center covers an enormous 33,700 square meters (362,744 square feet) space. The library itself has about 1.2 million books …

China’s massive new library has such a sleek and futuristic design that it looks like it came straight out of the works of science fiction. The newly opened Tianjin Binhai Library situated at the Binhai Cultural Center covers an enormous 33,700 square meters (362,744 square feet) space. The library itself has about 1.2 million books …

Housing Works Bookstore Café, New York City | 19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Housing Works Bookstore Café, New York City

Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures | Books | The Guardian

Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures

Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures.The Bookshop, Wigtown, Scotland The biggest second-hand store in Scotland has a mile of shelving and over books. It also has a lovely story:

The Book shop in Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway is Scotland’s biggest second-hand ­bookshop and “A work of art”.  Inside, a mile of ­shelving holds books on all subjects and prices. Local history books are a ­speciality.

10 of the best: Secondhand bookshops

THE BOOK SHOP in Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, SCOTLAND. Scotland& biggest second-hand ­bookshop. a mile of ­shelving holds books on all subjects and prices. There are sofas in the gallery and good coffee. ­Customers tend to spend hours ­browsing.

Fiction's best fiction Most famous fictional books mentioned in the works of fiction (infographic)

Most famous fictional books mentioned in the works of fiction (infographic)

Paulina Nassar, co-owner of Press: Works on Paper in San Francisco, looked to the design sensibility of the 1980s in her book shop's design. "When

An SF Book Shop Inspired by Esprit

"Press: Works on Paper" bookstore in San Francisco. This bookstore focuses on small press poetry and prose, as well as paper-related items.

The Banana Bookshop. London. England  This yellow color and name really work at creating identity. Easily remembered name and appearance.

The Banana Bookshop. England There are so few bookshops left in the USA-depressing, but speaks volumes about us.

Here is a break down of the works of Murakami and a suggested reading order for his novels. What reading order would you recommend?

The Best Way to Read Haruki Murakami

Old Books & Things..

michaelmoonsbookshop: “ michaelmoonsbookshop: “ Prologue Romeo and Juliet from the Works of William Shakespeare 1752 ” [Sold] ”

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books. Gaston Bachelard

Девушек образование портит O cão que comeu o livro.: As leitoras de Daniela Zekina e uma citação / Women reading by Daniela Zekina and a quote

(Source: mellifluousbookshelf, via proseandpassion)

'why second-hand bookshops are just my type' - theodore dalrymple, 2012 [telegraph culture article; 'as bookshops are displaced by the internet, the author of a new work on serendipity describes the joys of delving in dusty shelves']

A very special bookstore…

A very special bookstore…

An Awesome Bookstore - Kaleido Books and Gifts in Perth, WA