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Used book stores in Poland


deeIrish 7 | 33  
5 Sep 2007 /  #1
DO these exist? Or do Poles prefer to use books as fuel once they're no longer interested in reading them?

I was thinking of trying to learn the language with some help from Polish translations of books I already have. That helped me a lot with French.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
5 Sep 2007 /  #2
DO these exist?

Yes.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
5 Sep 2007 /  #3
they are usually called "antykwariat"
OP deeIrish 7 | 33  
5 Sep 2007 /  #4
And that's where I should go to pick up a battered old polish translation of a Steven King or Carl Hiassen paperback for half a zloty?

Because, in Ireland and the UK, "antiquarian" bookshops implies expensive, bound first editions of serious literature.

I don't expect to have the dosh or the expertise for this.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
5 Sep 2007 /  #5
And that's where I should go to pick up a battered old polish translation of a Steven King or Carl Hiassen paperback for half a zloty?

Yes. Depending on what you want ........the prices vary very much.........but more than a few Zloty.

For the cheapest books........ Why don't you borrow from the library or from friends ?
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
5 Sep 2007 /  #6
"antiquarian" bookshops implies expensive, bound first editions of serious literature.

those shops are rather called "antyki" in Poland - they sell different old things though, not only books, some pieces of art, some stylish furniture, paintings, different household objects/appliances etc., anything that is old and has also some other values (cultural, artistic, for collectioners)

and a good "antykwariat" should have both 15-20 yrs paperback edition of some Stephen King's bestsellers and some rare editions (in Polish often called "białe kruki" - "white crows") for high prices, just maybe not on the shelves.
kittenqueen - | 1  
5 Sep 2007 /  #7
Hi, I'm afraid there are no real second-hand or charity shops in Poland (at least there are non in Warsaw). You may want to check out two places - allegro ( it's like ebay) or if you are in Warsaw there are a lot of street traders selling old books for a penny and DVDs, shoe laces and other stuff. You are most likely to find them at Dworzec Centralny (Railway Station) and tram and bus stops
poppsy - | 2  
11 Oct 2007 /  #8
Merged: Scrapbook stores in Poznan

Hello!

Are there some scrapbook stores in Poznan?? Where??
hello 22 | 891  
11 Oct 2007 /  #9
Near the main market square, as always in Poland :).
poppsy - | 2  
12 Oct 2007 /  #10
Do you have an adress for me??

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