Last Friday we did something that you would all have liked, we think. We went to the centre to look for books, books of Greek literature translated into other languages. To find them, we went to the centre-centre, the most central part of Athens which, for many of you, is totally unknown. We feel that the centre of all cities is the place to go if you want to really touch its heart, hear its pulse, and fill your eyes with its colours. And, of course, if you want to find things that you have never thought you could find. That said, you have guessed that we love the centre and we also love showing people around. That’s what we did on Friday and we enjoyed it. There are lovely bookstores with excellent books translated into English, German, Spanish, French etc. Our friends get special prices if they mention Livin’Lovin’. After the long walk, we sat down at a café and enjoyed a (huge!!!) cup of coffee.
Remember our article about Greek literature books translated into English? We’ve got news for you! We’ve found great books translated into German and French as well!
We were determined (and still are) to expand your knowledge of Modern Greek writers and we have been looking around quite thoroughly. First we found KEDROS books in English, then books in Spanish at LIBRERIA ESPANOLA, and now we found a treasure of books in French at KAUFFMANN (28,Stadiou str. tel.2103222160),one of our favorite bookstores in Athens – and one of the oldest, too -and books in German at NOTOS (15,Omirou str., opposite Goethe Institute, tel.2103629746).
Both of them have several books we’ve read and loved. If you need advice about what to choose, contact us or visit: http://www.notosbooks.gr/de/
KAUFFMANN does not have all their books on their site, so either go there (we’d be glad to go with you) or contact us.
Now that outdoors living is not as attractive as it is in the summer, perhaps you would enjoy reading a good book by the fireplace. And why not a Greek book ? And why not a Greek book translated into English?
We have chosen here some of the Modern Greek authors that we personally like and our favorite books.
We found very attractive ideas in KEDROS PUBLICATIONS* therefore we are going to recommend some books and you can refer to their site: (http://www.kedros.gr/main.php?cPath=582) to get further info about the story.
Our own favorites are:
RED DYED HAIR
by: Kostas Mourselas
by: Alki Zei
by Margarita Limberaki
by Stratis Tsirkas
by Menis Koumantareas
by Evgenia Fakinou
* KEDROS PUBLICATIONS is offering a discount to “Livin’Lovin’ readers.