Every Sunday, we share our book hunting expeditions and feature books that have spoken to us and found their way into our shelves over the past several weeks.
Last week, I shared part one of my book hunting expedition in Budapest where I featured rows and rows of discounted book shops and the quirky little Hybrid Art, Design Shop Cafe that my travel buddy and I found by accident.
This time, though, I am sharing photographs from the amazing Alexandra Book Cafe in Budapest. It is a huge book store filled with so many amazing book finds, great coffee, and luscious pastry.
Alexandra Book Cafe, Budapest
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A giant cup of coffee, anyone?
This coffee shop slash bookstore is gorgeous.
Perfect place to read and drink coffee.
I love the image of the man above reading a huge tome. It must be the pensive air about him or the simple gesture of seemingly-flipping through the next page that gives off that aura of wisdom.
Tuting’s Book Finds
Here are a few of my travel buddy, good friend, and research collaborator, Tuting Hernandez’ book finds: Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger, The Door by Magda Szabó (which apparently has been made into a film), The Gift of the Wondrous Fig Tree also by Magda Szabó and illustrated by Katalín Szegedí, and The Little Witch of Budapest: Lizi’s Adventures by Viktória Bosnyák and Stany Spote.
He also bought two of these novels: Another Love a Novel by Erzsebet Galgocze and Kaddish for an Unborn Child by Imre Kertész.
My Book Finds
I ordered brownie, vanilla ice cream and lemonade.
My book buys: The Rebels by Sándor Márai. I had a feeling that this might actually work for our current bimonthly theme. I also got myself a copy of this little witch of Budapest. What can I say? Lizi looks cute!
While quite expensive, I knew I just had to get this novel Hungarian Gypsy Picture Book by Gábor Bencsik – a pictorial academic treatise on Hungarian gypsies. I have a deep fascination with gypsies. I must have been one in a previous life or a parallel universe.
Look at those illustrations and details. I have a feeling that I will enjoy this book greatly.
I shall be posting my book finds from Bratislava Slovakia next week. Do drop by and visit us again to check out more book titles from Eastern Europe.