A BOOKSHOP held the launch for a new book by one of Japan’s favourite authors. City Books in Hove hosted a special Haruki Murakami morning as it launched the English-language publication of his new book Colorless Tsukuru and His Years of Pilgrimage.

Colorless Tsukuru sold a million copies in its first week in Japan.

Paul Sweetman of City Books said: “A new Murakami book is always a special event and his fans in Brighton and Hove are getting excited about being able to get their hands on the limited first edition and read the brilliant opening sentence.

“City Books opened early for the occasion and a fun takeaway Japanese breakfast came with each book.”

They celebrated by decking the shop out with Japanese themed displays, balloons, banners and gave away goody bags.