Here is your "1Q84": A city of love and a book-loving deliveryman

2020-10-26 11:41:06 source: Ying Lei, Tang Xufeng


In the local community of Hangzhou, a photo of a deliveryman stationing at the book stand caught a lot of people's eyes, many people said they would like to buy books and give them to the deliveryman in the photo.


Here comes the story. 


On the afternoon of October 23, a reporter from "In Zhejiang" passed by the east bank Ningbo, near a small platform on the Jiangdong Road North was an open-air book stand selling various inventory books. A deliveryman was standing in front of the book stand, looking at a set of books attentively. Impressed by the way how he was looking at the book, the reporter took a picture and post it on his Moments in WeChat. Surprisingly, the photo attracts a lot of people's attention, many of them want to find this deliveryman and buy these books for him.

 

The director of the Ningbo library also expressed willingness to pay for those books and give them to the deliveryman as a gift, and "in the future if he wants to read any books, the library will satisfy his needs." 

 

What’s behind this photo?


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 The book that the man was holding in his hand at the time was the novel called "1Q84" by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.

 

"1Q84" is a novel published in 2009, written by Haruki Murakami. The story is conducted on a double-line (in BOOK3 three lines) and the writer tells the story from a third-person all-knowing point of view that Haruki Murakami less commonly uses. "1Q84" won "1st place of Best Selling Book of the Year in Japan in the year of its publishing.

 

According to Ying Lei from "In Zhejiang", on the afternoon of October 23rd, he passed an open-air book stand. Just then, the deliveryman appeared, he held a set of books, reading its cover most carefully.

 

"I approached and found that it was a set of Haruki Murakami's "1Q84". He and the vendor discussed the price of the book for a while, then put the book back in place hesitantly."


Surprisingly, it didn't take long for the deliveryman to turn back and pick up this set of books for the second time. Ying was deeply moved that he took this picture on his cell phone.

 

"I guess he really liked this set of books, and instantly I wanted to buy it for him, but then the delivery-reminder on his cell phone rang, he was saying 'it's too late' to himself and left on his electric bicycle." Ying said he felt particularly sorry at the time.

 

On the same day, Ying sent the photo on Moments, attracted a lot of messages and likes, many people said they want to find this deliveryman, give this set of books to him.

 

Xu Yibo, director of the Ningbo Library, also saw it, said he was willing to buy a set of "1Q84" out of his own money and give it to this deliveryman. In addition, Ningbo Library will arrange a library card for this reading-enthusiast immediately. "If he wants to read a book the museum does not have, as long as he asks, we will make a transfer from other libraries and other ways to help him find it. Whatever he wants to read, we’ll arrange it."

 

Staff in Ningbo library told the reporter that the year-round opening library has been implementing the ‘no threshold’ policy for many years. "We also welcome real book lovers like this deliveryman to create their own memory here."


(Edited by Ye Ke, Translated by Wu Hongjie)

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In the local community of Hangzhou, a photo of a deliveryman stationing at the book stand caught a lot of people's eyes, many people said they would like to buy books and give them to the deliveryman in the photo.


Here comes the story. 


On the afternoon of October 23, a reporter from "In Zhejiang" passed by the east bank Ningbo, near a small platform on the Jiangdong Road North was an open-air book stand selling various inventory books. A deliveryman was standing in front of the book stand, looking at a set of books attentively. Impressed by the way how he was looking at the book, the reporter took a picture and post it on his Moments in WeChat. Surprisingly, the photo attracts a lot of people's attention, many of them want to find this deliveryman and buy these books for him.

 

The director of the Ningbo library also expressed willingness to pay for those books and give them to the deliveryman as a gift, and "in the future if he wants to read any books, the library will satisfy his needs." 

 

What’s behind this photo?


1.jpeg

 The book that the man was holding in his hand at the time was the novel called "1Q84" by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.

 

"1Q84" is a novel published in 2009, written by Haruki Murakami. The story is conducted on a double-line (in BOOK3 three lines) and the writer tells the story from a third-person all-knowing point of view that Haruki Murakami less commonly uses. "1Q84" won "1st place of Best Selling Book of the Year in Japan in the year of its publishing.

 

According to Ying Lei from "In Zhejiang", on the afternoon of October 23rd, he passed an open-air book stand. Just then, the deliveryman appeared, he held a set of books, reading its cover most carefully.

 

"I approached and found that it was a set of Haruki Murakami's "1Q84". He and the vendor discussed the price of the book for a while, then put the book back in place hesitantly."


Surprisingly, it didn't take long for the deliveryman to turn back and pick up this set of books for the second time. Ying was deeply moved that he took this picture on his cell phone.

 

"I guess he really liked this set of books, and instantly I wanted to buy it for him, but then the delivery-reminder on his cell phone rang, he was saying 'it's too late' to himself and left on his electric bicycle." Ying said he felt particularly sorry at the time.

 

On the same day, Ying sent the photo on Moments, attracted a lot of messages and likes, many people said they want to find this deliveryman, give this set of books to him.

 

Xu Yibo, director of the Ningbo Library, also saw it, said he was willing to buy a set of "1Q84" out of his own money and give it to this deliveryman. In addition, Ningbo Library will arrange a library card for this reading-enthusiast immediately. "If he wants to read a book the museum does not have, as long as he asks, we will make a transfer from other libraries and other ways to help him find it. Whatever he wants to read, we’ll arrange it."

 

Staff in Ningbo library told the reporter that the year-round opening library has been implementing the ‘no threshold’ policy for many years. "We also welcome real book lovers like this deliveryman to create their own memory here."


(Edited by Ye Ke, Translated by Wu Hongjie)

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