Collection Development, Featured Titles Enter Haruki Murakami’s Strange and Nightmarish Library…

Attention librarians! Award-winning author and library favorite Haruki Murakami‘s newest audiobook is, quite appropriately, about a library—and a strange one at that.

In THE STRANGE LIBRARY, a lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man must plot their escape from a nightmarish library that can only come from Murakami’s wild imagination. Newly added to our Fall 2014 list, this audiobook is not to be missed!

THE STRANGE LIBRARY
By Haruki Murakami
Read by Kirby Heyborne
On Sale: December 2, 2014

LISTEN TO A CLIP: THE STRANGE LIBRARY
 
SOP customers: Please note this title is a Fall ’14 drop-in so be sure to add it to your orders!
View all of our BOT Fall ’14 Drop-In titles here.

 
While you’re waiting, don’t miss Murakami’s latest bestselling work:

COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE
By Haruki Murakami
Read by Bruce Locke
On Sale: August 12, 2014

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“Another tour de force from Japan’s greatest living novelist.”—Kirkus, starred review

 

More Murakami: BOT recently added 10 backlist Murakami titles.
Click here for the full list of Murakami audiobooks!

COLLECTION ALERT: More Listens Set in Libraries

LETHAL LEGACY
By Linda Fairstein
Read by Barbara Rosenblat

LISTEN TO A CLIP: LETHAL LEGACY

“It’s great!…Rosenblat’s gifted performance keeps the listener fully engaged.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

 
 
 
And here are some library listens that will excite both kids AND adults:

THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY
By Django Wexler
Read by Cassandra Morris

LISTEN TO A CLIP: THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY

“This is a charming, adventuresome fantasy from a promising new author.”—Booklist

“Harry Potter, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Inkheart all rolled into one…Working in the grand tradition of children’s fantasy, Wexler’s off to a promising start.”—Kirkus

ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY
By Chris Grabenstein
Read by Jesse Bernstein

LISTEN TO A CLIP:

Click here to check out our studio video with Lemoncello narrator, Jesse Bernstein.

“An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka.”—Booklist, starred review

“Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at and references to children’s book titles, this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike.”—Kirkus, starred review

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