Book Hunting Expeditions

More Bookstores in Prague

I am afraid that I truly am weak when it comes to books. While I can resist most anything (shoes, bags, clothes, even food on occasion – I can live on crackers and water), books are truly my weakness. While I vowed that I would only get the ones I shared with you here, moving around town during my last full day in Prague has weakened my resolve. The bookstores are truly something:

Kafka Bookshop right beside the Kafka Museum
The books trapped in the Kafka bookstore yearning to be free. And there is the famous Little Mole once again!
Another bookstore just beside the Kafka book shop
There ya go. Up close and personal. it's called the Knihkupectvi Book shop. The coffee's pretty cheap too. In Starbucks you pay twice the amount you find here. Unbelievable.
Another bookshop, yes! How can you resist! With my travel companion, my Linguist friend who used to be the Chairperson of the Department of Linguistics in the University of the Philippines. A good (and long-suffering) friend for the past 13 years or so. We will feature him soon in our Academic Nook. =)

And here are the books I was not able to resist. Peter Sis is truly a rare find. I am sure I’d have difficulties finding his books in Singapore or in the States so, might as well. C’est la vie.

How can I possibly resist Peter Sis' The Wall (growing up in Prague during the height of Communism). His other book also feels like a Whodunit to me, not to mention the Prague Golem. As if I do have the time to read all these. Gosh.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

2 comments on “More Bookstores in Prague

  1. Pingback: Treasure Map of Prague – Part 1 « Tender Ardour

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