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Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099512820

A young man accompanies his cousin to the hospital to check an unusual hearing complaint and recalls a story of a woman put to sleep by tiny flies crawling inside her ear; a mirror appears out of nowhere and a night watchman is unnerved as his reflection tries to take control of him.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Pub. Date: July 5 2007
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Format: Paperback
Availability: Delivery usually within 5-10 working days
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Price: €8.32

Norwegian Wood

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099554561
Pub. Date: November 27 2010
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Format: Paperback
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Price: €10.70

1Q84: Books 1, 2 and 3

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099578079

The year is 1Q84.This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two moons in the sky. In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Pub. Date: August 2 2012
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Format: Paperback
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After the Quake

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099448563

For the characters in after the quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? 'When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,' says Frog.
Pub. Date: March 6 2003
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Format: Paperback
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099448785

Presents a narrative particle accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Tracking one man's descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of contemporary Tokyo, this title unites East and West, tragedy and farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy.
Pub. Date: September 28 2001
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Format: Paperback
Availability: 10 – 99 copies in stock
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1Q84

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ISBN/EAN: 9781846554070

The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo. Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world.
Publisher: Vintage
Pub. Date: October 18 2011
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Format: Hardback
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Kafka on the Shore

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ISBN/EAN: 9789626344057

Teenager Kafka Tamura, goes on the run, and holes up in a strange library in a small country town. Nakata, a finder of lost cats, goes on an odyssey across Japan. These two stories are interweaved in this novel by Japanese novelist, Murakami, also the author of "Norwegian Wood".
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
Pub. Date: May 1 2006
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Format: CD-Audio
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Elephant Vanishes

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ISBN/EAN: 9789626344064

An elephant vanishes; hunger drives a couple to rob McDonalds; an insomniac wife wakes in a different world. This work presents a collection of short stories by Japan's leading contemporary novelist.
Pub. Date: June 1 2006
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Format: CD-Audio
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Wild Sheep Chase

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ISBN/EAN: 9789626344149

An advertising executive, infatuated with a girl who possesses perfect ears uses a picture of a sheep with a star on its back. This catapults him into a weird adventure to find the mythical sheep up in the wilds of Hokkaido, Japan's northern island. There are strange encounters, a hotel with an extra disappearing floor, and other oddities.
Pub. Date: July 1 2006
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Format: CD-Audio
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After the Quake

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ISBN/EAN: 9789626344323

In 1995, the Japanese city of Kobe suffered a massive earthquake. Nearly 6,000 people died. This work is the imaginative response from Japan's leading novelist. It contains short stories, each dealing, not directly with the catastrophe, but with the wider seismic effect it had on the emotional lives of people many miles away.
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
Pub. Date: January 2 2007
Author: Murakami, Haruki
Format: CD-Audio
Availability: Status Unknown
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Price: €20.23