Book Distribution*

Time: 29 August - 9 September 2022 (Mon - Fri), 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pick up your free copy of the common book on the Library’s podium floor.

Book Chat Groups*

Time: Week 3 - 5 (Mon - Fri), 11.30 / 12.30 / 13.30
Venue: The Bubble, 6/F South Wing of the Library or Online

Share your reading experience in a Book Chat Group! Each group will meet 3 times within Sep - Oct. Let’s make new friends and develop soft skills during the thought-provoking discussion.

Book Exhibition

Date: Now until 30 Nov 2022
Venue: Bookshelves in Current Awareness Centre

The exhibition features Haruki Murakami’s important works and other novels by famous Japanese authors, including Natsuo Kirino and Kōbō Abe. Let’s immerse yourself in the world of Japanese literature.

Webinar: A Magical and Critical Journey to Haruki Murakami's Literature

Time: 4 November 2022 (Fri), 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr Michael Tsang, Lecturer in Japanese Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London

As the most famous Japanese novelist today, Haruki Murakami needs no introduction. Dr Michael Tsang will demonstrate how to approach Murakami's work with critical depth, such as through the lens of gender and ideology. By examining selected passages of his works, the talk will seek to resituate Murakami both in Japan and in the world respectively.

Call for Book Nomination

Date: End of 2022

Send us your Common Book nominations for a new year of reading. It will help us decide which book the PolyU community will read in 2023.

*For PolyU students only.