Usually, our city walks bring us to different bookish places even when I don't plan for it. This time wasn't an exception. We started from St. James Park but ended up near Waterloo Bridge, where we found Southbank Book Market.
Being Bookish in…
My wife had a business trip to the French town of Grasse. I came along to spend a weekend here and used this opportunity to visit an old books shop there.
As in many other Eastern European countries, Romania had seen a steep decline in bookbinding craftsmanship in the post-Soviet years. There are some remarkable masters, including some younger bookbinders. However, book restoration and bookmaking are reasonably expensive services, and it is quite understandable that in one of the less developed European countries the demand is quite low. Continue reading →
My wife and I had a weekend getaway in Armenia recently. That was a spontaneous decision, made partially because we don’t need a visa to get to the country (by the way, EU and US nationals do not need a visa to visit Armenia, this applies both for tourism and business trips). However, I couldn’t miss a chance to search for some bookish landmarks. Continue reading →