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Monthly Magazine | January 2017

Explore the Japanese Way Home Decoration Check out our special in-store promotion

Origami 101 Take a page from the master folders

Mind Over Matter Discover Stephen Hawking’s great works

KINOKUNIYA THAILAND Monthly Magazine January 2017

This free supplement, Reader, has been offered at our shops and sent to our loyal customers for many years now. We hope you have found it useful in highlighting what’s not only new in our stores but also the latest news about the publishing industry. We are excited to introduce an updated and refreshed look to Reader this month. We plan to keep improving the contents to bring you more value and to bring to life the wonderful work of the writers, graphic artists, illustrators, chefs and other masters whose works are found in our stores. It is only fitting then that this month we highlight the culture, history, arts and crafts of Japan, a country that has truly produced some of humanity’s greatest offerings, from its cuisine to its quirky hobbies like origami. We highlight a range of interesting titles that will open up Japan for you. In addition, you can find out about new releases, our monthly promotions and in-store events.

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Kinokuniya’s Recent Bestsellers FICTION


1. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins



2. KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ: A LIFE’S WORK by Nicholas Grossman and Dominic Faulder

5. LOVE, ROSIE by Cecelia Ahern




3. THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho





1. WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY by Long Tran and Geson Hatchett


2. NARUTO: ITACHI’S STORY VOL. 1: DAYLIGHT by Takashi Yano and Masashi Kishimoto


3. DOCTOR STRANGE: STRANGE ORIGIN by Greg Pak and Emma Rios 4. ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL.9 by ONE and Yusuke Murata 5. FLASHPOINT by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert


Kinokuniya Reader | January 2017

What books are new to our shelves this month? Here is a selection of titles that avid readers have been waiting for. The Muse Jessica Burton ISBN 9781509845231

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist comes a captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women—a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London, and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain—and the powerful mystery that ties them together.

Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Story James Luceno ISBN 9781780891799

The must-have prequel novel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story—the upcoming film, set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope— reveals the previously untold story of the rebel effort to steal the plans to the Death Star!

Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide DK ISBN 9780241232422

Star Wars Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide is an exciting reference format that accompanies the eagerly anticipated, first-ever standalone Star Wars movie: Rogue One. This beautifully detailed Star Wars book features in-depth character profiles, plus five newly commissioned and fully annotated cross-sections of vehicles and mapped-out locations.

The Beasts: Cinematic Guide Felicity Baker ISBN 9781338116731

The essential film companion for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Learn all about the extraordinary beasts that Magizoologist Newt Scamander carries in his magical leather case! From the adorable, furry Niffler to the majestic Swooping Evil, this Cinematic Guide features captivating beasts and magical movie moments from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Creatures Colouring Book HarperCollins Publishers ISBN 9780008204631

Unleash your creativity to add colour and life to the menagerie of magical creatures that are presented in stunning black & white detail in this officially licensed title by Warner Bros. Consumer Products. From the Niffler to the Swooping Evil, each is waiting for you to breathe new life into them as you colour your way into the wizarding world.

Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, John Romita Jr. (Illust), Klaus Janson (Illust) ISBN 9781401265069

As the Joker is manically returned to Arkham Asylum, Bruce Wayne is struggling to train his sidekick and heir apparent, the new Robin, Jason Todd. While a new string of bizarre killing sprees involving Gotham City’s elite take up Batman and Robin’s attention, critics begin to question if the Dark Knight has a right to endanger the life of a child. What does night after night of danger and brutality do to a child? And what is the Joker planning?

Pagan Kennedy ISBN 9780544811928

Drawing on fresh research and the surprising stories behind many inventions old and new to reveal the steps that most reliably produce discovery, Inventology is a myth-shattering book and a must-read for anyone who is curious about creativity and the mental leaps required to solve our most challenging problems.

Age of Anger: A History of the Present Pankaj Mishra ISBN 9780241299395

How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world—from American “shooters” and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present.

Psych Experiments

Pattaranan Takkanon

ISBN 9781440597077

ISBN 9783869223582

Bangkok is one of the world’s most well-known tourist destinations. Travelers are fascinated by its art and cultural diversity and colorful street life. The city’s skyline is shaped by a wide range of architectural styles evident in palaces, temples, historic buildings, all the way to the modern skyscrapers. In spite of the fact that these structures represent the architecture of different eras, they co-exist harmoniously and, at the same time, add spice to a visit to Bangkok.

Marketing 4.0 ISBN 9781119341208

these titles & more new releases at our stores

Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World

Bangkok: Architectural Guide

Philip Kotler

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Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital is the much-needed handbook for nextgeneration marketing. Written by the world’s leading marketing authorities, this book helps you navigate the increasingly connected world and changing consumer landscape to reach more customers, more effectively.

Michael A. Britt Famous psychological experiments—from Freud’s ego to the Skinner box—have changed the way science views human behavior. But how do these tests really work? In Psych Experiments, you’ll learn how to test out these theories and experiments for psychology degree required!

Body Kindness Rebecca Scritchfield ISBN 9780761187295

With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what YOU really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can’t control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable, daily steps that fit you best. Think of it as the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life! This is the perfect holiday gift book for those readers looking for a new approach to improving their wellness without resorting to the same old New Year resolutions.


Explore the Japanese Way

Japanese books are frequently inspired by the country’s long history as well its rich (and sometimes dark) culture. Learn more through our special promotion this month. The Tale of Genji

The Woman in the Dunes

Wabi Sabi

Shikibu Murasaki ISBN 9780679729532

Kobo Abe

ISBN 9780316118255

In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote the world’s first novel. But The Tale of Genji is no mere artifact. It is, rather, a lively and astonishingly nuanced portrait of a refined society where every dalliance is an act of political consequence, a play of characters whose inner lives are as rich and changeable as those imagined by Proust.

ISBN 9780679733782

The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel. After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he quickly discovers that the locals have other plans.

Heart of a Samurai ISBN 9781419702006

Natsume Soseki

Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window

ISBN 9780143106036


Wabi Sabi, a little cat in Kyoto, Japan, had never thought much about her name until friends visiting from another land asked her owner what it meant. A lovely book featuring beautiful collages with lyrical text.

Margi Preus


Hailed by The New York Times as “rich in understanding and insight,” this si the work of one of Japan’s most popular authors. This thought-provoking trilogy of stories is a stirring introduction to modern Japanese literature. The subject of Kokoro, which can be translated as “the heart of things” or as “feeling,” is the delicate matter of the contrast between the meanings the various parties of a relationship attach to it. In the course of this exploration, Soseki brilliantly describes different levels of friendship, family relationships, and the devices by which men attempt to escape from their fundamental loneliness.

Mark Reibstein

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi ISBN 9781568363912

This engaging series of childhood recollections tells about an ideal school in Tokyo during World War II that combined learning with fun, freedom, and love. This unusual school had old railroad cars for classrooms, and it was run by an extraordinary man–its founder and headmaster Sosaku Kobayashi–who was a firm believer in freedom of expression and activity. This book is another movie reflection on Japanese history and the ways of times past.

Kinokuniya Reader | January 2017

In 1841 a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan’s borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way. Manjiro, a 14-year-old boy, is curious and eager to learn everything he can about this new culture. Eventually the captain adopts Manjiro and takes him to his home in New England. The boy lives there for some time and then heads to San Francisco to pan for gold. After many years, he makes it back to Japan, only to be imprisoned as an outsider. With his hard-won knowledge of the West, Manjiro is in a unique position to persuade the emperor to ease open the boundaries around Japan.

Understanding their culture, etiquette and ways can help enrich your engagement with Japan and its people. Etiquette Guide to Japan: Know the Rules That Make the Difference!

Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking

Boye Lafayette De Mente

ISBN 9780062344380

ISBN 9784805313619

An inside look at Japanese social graces, it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler. Extensive, specific information on Japanese business etiquette assists readers traveling to Japan for business.

Akira Yoshizawa: Japan’s Greatest Origami Master

Masaharu Morimoto In Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking, he introduces readers to the healthy, flavorful, surprisingly simple dishes favored by Japanese home cooks. Chef Morimoto reveals the magic of authentic Japanese food through a pantry of half a dozen easily accessible ingredients that will allow home cooks to create hundreds of delicious recipes, and empower them to create their own inventions.

Japan: Understanding & Dealing with the New Japanese Way of Doing OUR PICK Business

Akira Yoshizawa ISBN 9784805313930

This beautiful origami book is the first comprehensive survey of the extraordinary work of Akira Yoshizawa. In addition to 60 models from his private collection, it features over 1,000 original drawings by the artist, and English translations of his writings in Japanese on origami, all of which are published here for the very first time.

Boye Lafayette De Mente

Japan and the Shackles of the Past

ISBN 9781469986166

ISBN 9780190619589

R. Taggart Murphy Japan is one of the world’s wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations, and its rapid ascent to global power status after 1853 remains one of the most remarkable stories in mondern world history. Yet it has not benn with insights into everything from Japan’s politics and economics to the texture of daily life, gender relations, the changing business landscape, and popular and high culture, Japan and the Shackles of the Past is the indispensable guide to understanding Japan in all its complexity.

It covers the Western practices that have been adopted by Japanese companies in conjunction with the core traditional culture values and behavior that still distinguish the Japanese, and the measures the Japanese have taken to contend with global competition, particularly the rise of China and other Asian countries as economic powerhouses.

The Japanese Mind

The Book of Five Rings

Roger J. Davies and Osamu Ikeno

Miyamoto Musashi

ISBN 9780804832953

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these titles from 1-31 January 2017 at our stores & website

Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Featuring discussions of child-rearing, personal space, and the roles of women in Japanese society and including discussion topics and questions after each chapter. All in all, this book is an easy-to-use introduction to the distinguishing characteristics of Japanese society, an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Japanese culture.

ISBN 9781590302484

The Book of Five Rings is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.

Origami 101 Márcio Hideshi Noguchi and Seth Friedman ISBN 9781580934602

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Manga Origami! Origami masters Marcio Hideshi Noguchi and Seth Friedman show everything you need to know to create adorable paper characters from your favorite manga/anime stories with basic origami folding instructions and clear step-by-step diagrams. In the first section you’ll learn about the paper and other necessary materials, the origami symbols and terminology, and the general folding techniques needed to create and assemble all the basic figures. In the second section you will find specific instructions for customizing each of the characters with their outfits/costumes, accessories, and unique hairstyles.


This month we look at the life and works of famous physicist Stephen Hawking.

The Smartest Man in The Universe On 08 January 1942, a very famous physicist was born: Stephen William Hawking. Hawking is famous for his mental prowess and the physical obstacles he has had to overcome in his life. Hawking has a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as motor neuron disease in the UK and as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the US, that has gradually paralyzed him over the decades. But the disease does not stop him from being one of the world’s eminent theoretical physicists, cosmologists, an author and the Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. He met his future wife, Jane Wilde, (known as Jane Hawking) while doing his undergraduate degree. She has written the autobiography and very famous book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, which was made in to an award-winning film a few years ago called The Theory of Everything. Even after they separated in 1995, Jane continued to support her ex-husband through his health problems as he continued to focus on his studies.

Some of Stephen Hawking titles you might be interested in: The Grand Design

Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind the Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow ISBN 9780553384666

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity.

ISBN 9781846883668

In this compelling memoir his first wife, Jane Hawking, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. In this exceptionally open, moving and often funny memoir, Jane Hawking confronts not only the acutely complicated and painful dilemmas of her first marriage, but also the faultlines exposed in a relationship by the pervasive effects of fame and wealth. The result is a book about optimism, love and change that will resonate with readers everywhere.

The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Updated and Expanded Edition

The Universe In A Nutshell

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking’s phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world. Now, in a major publishing event, Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel that unravels the mysteries of the major breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since the release of his acclaimed first book. The Universe In A Nutshell.

ISBN 9780553103748

This is Stephen Hawking’s updated, expanded and illustrated edition of his celebrated work which includes the most recent developments in the field, many of which were forecast by him. At the same time, he explains his complex theories through a fresh visual dimension. Over one hunded and fifty stunning colour illustrations to help the reader understand what have become popular mythic images of our century, but which nonetheless remain difficult, abstract ideas to grasp.


Jane Hawking

Kinokuniya Reader | January 2017

Stephen Hawking ISBN 9780593048153

Kinokuniya stocks a wide range of foreign-language books and translations in Thai, Japanese and Chinese. Here is a sample of some of our new titles.


JAPANESE คำ�ตอบ ดวงฤทธิ์ บุนนาค ISBN 9786164233485

Q : เวลาพี่ชอบใครคนหนึ่ง พี่ พิจารณาจากอะไรคะ A : ไม่พิจารณาอะไรเลยครับ ขาดสติโดยสิ้นเชิง - ดวงฤทธิ์ บุนนาค -

พุทธศักราชอัสดงกับทรง จำ�ของทรงจำ�ของแมว กุหลาบดำ� วีรพร นิตปิ ระภา ISBN 9789740215233

“โศกนาฏกรรมครั้งนั้นไม่เพียง ไม่เคยถูกเล่าขาน หากยังถูกลืม และในที่สุดก็ลบเลือนเหมือนไม่ เคยเกิดขึ้น เช่นเดียวกับเรื่องอื่นๆ อีกนับร้อยพันของ ประเทศไร้ทรงจำ�/ บางทีนังแมวบ้านี่ก็ด้วย...เป็นแค่ เงาสะท้อน ถูกขังลืมในหลืบซอกกาลเวลา

BEST SHOT JUNON 2016-2017 ISBN 9784391639810

ISBN 9786163710727

เรื่องเล่าจากชีวิตจริง ของผู้คนในมหานคร นิวยอร์ก เมืองแห่งความหลากหลายนับล้านจาก ทุกมุมโลก แต่เมืองนี้ก็หลอมรวมให้พวกเขาเป็นหนึ่ง เดียวกัน ด้วยเรื่องราวสุข เศร้า ร้าวรานใจ แต่ก็คง เปี่ยมไปด้วยความหวัง

ISBN 9789573332701

2016年にジュノン本誌で使用 しなかったアーティストの写 真で再編集した、ベストショ ット集。

19年后,第8个故事, 哈利波特终于回来了!

12組の俳優・アーティストが 登場する。

给逆境中的你 陈文茜

フレームアームズ HJモデリングマスターズ

ISBN 9789863871170

ISBN 9784798613376

为了成功,我们正在毁掉 自己 只有理解快乐比任何学问 都难 人生,才能回到愉悦的起点

ホビージャパンの誇るプロ モデラー陣が公式設定に囚 われることなく「俺の専用 機」を追及。 プラモデルとしてのフレー ムアームズをとことん楽し み尽くす、模型ファン必携 の一冊です!!

╳!为何我又站在 雪地上 陶晶莹

大人ディズニー 夢 の世界へ 素敵な塗 り絵レッスンブック

ISBN 9789861335827

白比黑更难测,因为白会 伪装。 在雪地里,只要有一点 风、有一些雪,万物都被 覆盖遮掩。 你只能臣服,和小心翼


ISBN 9786167942193

Humans Of New York Stories ผู้เขียน Brandon Stanton ผู้แปล โตมร ศุข ปรีชา

哈利波特(8)被诅咒 的孩子 杰克‧索恩


แล้วชีวิตก็บอกกับเราว่า นิ้วกลม ทบทวนแง่มุมของการงาน ความสำ�เร็จ ความผิดหวัง บทเรียน การเปลี่ยนแปลง หนังสือเล่มนี้อาจไม่ได้ทำ�ให้ คุณมีความสุขมากขึ้น แต่คุณ อาจรับมือความทุกข์ได้ดีขึ้นสามารถผสานความผิด หวังเข้ากับชีวิตได้อย่างกลมกล่อม และรู้สึกดีกับชีวิต ในแบบที่คุณเป็น


ISBN 9784844366331

大人気の『大人ディズ ニー 素敵な塗り絵レッ スンブック』がパワー アップして新登場!

翼。 所以,或许恐惧是白色的……

オリジナルのミッキー&ミニー、アナ雪も登場し、 あの名シーンをあなたの手で色づけましょう。


新南向东协利基产 业商机揭密:越 南、马来西亚、 泰国 外贸协会

ISBN 9784529056335

ISBN 9789574953653

毎日持ちたいパッチワ ークバッグ 楽しく作っ てね。

トートバッグやショルダー バッグ、まちなしバッグ やボストンバッグ、リュッ ク、ポシェットなど、作りやすくて毎日使えるバッ グやポーチを26点掲載。

近年来,东协的崛起已 成为全球瞩目焦点,其 市场潜力不容小觑。台 湾因地利之便,推动「新南向政策」势在必行。 为深入了解东协市场,寻找台湾利基,外贸协会 特派研究员前往越南、马来西亚与泰国进行市场 调查。

หนังสือแนะนำ� แฮร์รี่ พอตเตอร์ กับเด็กต้อง คำ�สาป ภาคหนึ่งและสอง (บทละครเวที ฉบับซ้อมใหญ่) ISBN 9786160433742

หนังสือบทละคร Harry Potter and the Cursed Child แปลจากต้นฉบับผลงาน ชิ้นใหม่ของ เจ.เค. โรว์ลิ่ง (J.K. Rowling) จอห์น ทิฟฟานี (John Tiffany) และแจ็ก ทอร์น (Jack Thorne) ในรูปแบบบทละครเวที ที่เขียนบทโดย แจ็ก ทอร์น ซึ่งเป็นเรื่องราวลำ�ดับที่แปดในชุดแฮร์รี พอตเตอร์ และเป็นภาคแรกที่จัดแสดงบนเวทีอย่างเป็นทางการ



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