Haruki Murakami Novels Sold in Polish Vending Machines

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Out with the Coke cans, pota­to chips, Twix bars and oth­er junk foods.

In with the Haru­ki Muraka­mi nov­els.

That’s what hap­pened last year when Muzu, a pub­lish­er in Poland, cre­at­ed three vend­ing machines stocked with copies of Murakami’s Colour­less Tsuku­ru Taza­ki and the Year of His Pil­grim­age and then placed them in Pol­ish train sta­tions locat­ed in War­saw, Poz­nan, and Wro­claw. It seemed like a nat­ur­al thing to do, see­ing that (notes the fan blog Haru­ki Muraka­mi Stuff) Tsuku­ru Taza­ki, the main char­ac­ter of the nov­el, “likes train sta­tions and works as a train sta­tion design­er for a Tokyo rail­way com­pa­ny.” Let’s cross our fin­gers and hope this is the start of a healthy trend.

via Vin­tage Anchor

Relat­ed Con­tent:

A Dream­i­ly Ani­mat­ed Intro­duc­tion to Haru­ki Muraka­mi, Japan’s Jazz and Base­ball-Lov­ing Post­mod­ern Nov­el­ist

Pat­ti Smith Reviews Haru­ki Murakami’s New Nov­el, Col­or­less Tsuku­ru Taza­ki and His Years of Pil­grim­age

Haru­ki Murakami’s Pas­sion for Jazz: Dis­cov­er the Novelist’s Jazz Playlist, Jazz Essay & Jazz Bar

A 56-Song Playlist of Music in Haru­ki Murakami’s Nov­els: Ray Charles, Glenn Gould, the Beach Boys & More

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