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International newspaper availability in Gdansk?


Niko
16 Apr 2014 #1
Hi!

Is there a place where I can buy international newspapers in Gdansk?

Thanks,

Nick
jon357 71 | 20,410
16 Apr 2014 #2
Try the main Empik. google.co.uk/#q=empik+gdansk
OP Niko
16 Apr 2014 #3
Thanks Jon!
jon357 71 | 20,410
16 Apr 2014 #4
I forgot to mention. It should be the big Empik, not the little ones called 'Empik Salon'.

J
OP Niko
16 Apr 2014 #5
Yes I'll try today the "megastore" near the station. Thanks.

Hm no, I'm back from the Empik and they have a rather poor selection of international press: They don't have any daily newspaper.

Any other idea?

Cheers

Nick
jon357 71 | 20,410
16 Apr 2014 #6
No. Empik used to sell more, 5 star hotels were always good; but the internet is killing print media now.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
16 Apr 2014 #7
Couldn't you try the airport? I know it is not exactly in the city centre, but still...
johnb121 4 | 184
16 Apr 2014 #8
Clearly you have a computer - why not just look at the e-versions on-line?
OP Niko
16 Apr 2014 #9
Thanks all, I might just end reading the press online indeed. Paper is cool for various reasons, one of them is that ads don't jump to your face inadvertently. Another one is that you can sit outside and sip a coffee while reading. Yet another one is that the only cookies associated with paper press are the ones you bite into.

Still, I'm surprised there's no international paper press in Gdansk. I'll get used to it I suppose.

Cheers

Nick
johnb121 4 | 184
16 Apr 2014 #10
LO Nick, you sound like me before I bought my first Kindle!
sobieski 107 | 2,128
16 Apr 2014 #11
Sat in the metro back home from work...The chap opposite me had a Kindle (or Kundel as the Poles call it), and me an oldfashioned real book, the kind (for the people who are born like 20 years ago) which is printed on paper. I am convinced he was the poorer guy. After all when his batteries run out (soon I hope) he will have to stare at the ceiling, and I still will have my book...
Harry
16 Apr 2014 #12
After all when his batteries run out (soon I hope) he will have to stare at the ceiling, and I still will have my book...

Yes, but the chances are higher than you'll finish your book than his battery will run out.
smurf 39 | 1,981
16 Apr 2014 #13
one of them is that ads don't jump to your face inadvertently

Ads? On the Internet?
It's years since I've seen an Internet ad.

Install Adblock for whichever browser you use.

Still, I'm surprised there's no international paper press in Gdansk.

Gdansk isn't exactly Berlin or Paris. It's a pretty insignificant city in a pretty insignificant country. As said before Empik has international papers, but they are usually a few days old. There's virtually no market for English language newspapers in Poland, feck all people speak the lingo and those that do will get their news from Polish sources first and then maybe from the odd English language website.

Internet's the way to go.

Or better yet get the flipboard app for your tablet/smartphone and add the websites you'd normally get your news from into it and it'll update as the news comes in.
Wroclaw Boy
16 Apr 2014 #14
Maybe don't buy them at all and save your mind from being polluted.
eng1 1 | 2
18 Apr 2014 #15
Try a shop at your nearest major airport, usually. Very expensive, of course!
Ziemowit 13 | 4,356
18 Apr 2014 #16
If I were you, I would check the Central Railway Station in Gdańsk as well. In Warsaw you will always get the Financial Times and the International Herald Tribune (or whatever it has changed its name to these days) in some, but not all, kiosks at the Warsaw Central Station. And in the afternoon you will even get the papers (which are printed and fetched from Frankfurt am Main) of the current date.

In an EMPiK store you should ask at their information desk which, if any, international daily papers they stock in Gdańsk. Every store has an access to their all-company data base, so they will tell you if and where a given book, magazine or paper is available at the moment.

The French language press is now much less available in Poland than it once was. I used to buy Le Figaro from time to time, but these days I do not see it very often in kiosks or stores in Warsaw. You have a fairly big "Librairie Française" bookshop in Luxembourg, for example, but there is no such in Warsaw since the only one which existed was shut down some two years ago.
jon357 71 | 20,410
18 Apr 2014 #17
I would check the Central Railway Station in Gdańsk as wel

They don't stock much there.

In an EMPiK store you should ask at their information desk which, if any, international daily papers they stock in Gdańsk.

All the newspapers are put out on display.

The French language press is now much less available in Poland than it once was.

5 star hotels usually stock Le Monde Diplomatique and occasionally Liberation.
Harry
18 Apr 2014 #18
Still, I'm surprised there's no international paper press in Gdansk. I'll get used to it I suppose.

You don't have to, you can simply order deliveries. My mother gave me a subscription to the Weekly Telegraph, it's published in the UK on Wednesday and usually gets to me in Warsaw on the Thursday or Friday. There's also a weekly version of the Guardian. Subscribing to the Economist isn't a bad idea. If you want US press, USA Today can be posted to you, but you're looking at a couple of thousand zloty a year for that.
burn baby burn - | 2
18 Apr 2014 #19
The wall street journal isn't too bad and is available in Poland.
dontgagmeyo
19 Apr 2014 #20
or the financial times
OP Niko
3 May 2014 #21
I ended checking the train station. They have downstairs the Frankfurter Allgemeine and the Financial Times.


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