Gjurmët LP gets a second edition

Gjurmët LP, for those that had no chance to read it before, is a memoir of Migjen Kelmendi on Kosovo’s ’80’s rock band Gjurmët. This little book is an elegant first hand account that unravels not only the works of the band but also the socio-political context of the time offering a multilayered perspective on what it meant to be a young Albanian in Yugoslavia at the time.  The second edition comes freshly designed with additional photographs and in hard cover. We are happy to announce that the book is in our shelves and it costs 15 euro.

Photo by: Jetmir Idrizi

The #FailedIntellectual | Eric Jarosinski

Join us for an evening with Eric Jarosinski, a former professor who has gone on to lead a very different life as a #FailedIntellectual online.
In exploring the comic potential of German language, literature, and philosophy on Twitter, his feed NeinQuarterly has gained a highly diverse global audience.
In his talk, moderated by Agon Maliqi, Eric will address the potential (and limitations) of adapting traditional modes of philosophical thought to a new technology with its own complex language, codes, and conventions. Throughout, he will discuss a strategy not of simplifying or popularizing philosophy, but of demystifying its terminology, gently toppling its idols, and playfully unsettling its authority.

The talk will take place on Thursday (2nd of June 2016) in dit’ e nat’.

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Elizabeth Acevedo SLAMS Prishtina Tonight!

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is a New York City poet whose work is infused with her Dominican parents’ bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit.
With over twelve years of performance experience she has graced stages nationally and internationally including renowned venues such as The Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, and South Africa’s State Theatre; she is also well known for  poetry videos which went viral and were picked up by PBS, Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Upworthy.
Acevedo is a National Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion, and the 2016Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, D.C, where she lives and works.
Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Puerto Del Sol, Callaloo, Poet Lore, The Notre Dame Review, and others

Tonight she will be performing at our bookstore at 6PM. See you there!

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The Complete Novels of Joyce on SALE


This week James Joyce’s hardcover novel collection is on sale! It is comprised of his most important works: Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.

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Now for ONLY 10 euros

James Joyce was an Irish novelist and a poet, considered one of the most influential modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.
His innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions.

Love loves to love love – this must be one of the most beautiful examples of it.

The Cat at Dit’ e Nat’

Dit’ e nat’ has often hosted writer’s groups, and from time to time people would share with us their work. We have been pleasantly surprised to receive a poem by Leslie Saunders who had been to Kosovo and served for Save the Children till 2011 – during this time she was also writing. “The Cat at Dit’ e Nat'” was inspired by us and our town. Enjoy!

The Cat at Dit’ e Nat’
for the friends I left behind

Today I’ll drink a tiny hot espresso,
leave my lipstick on the doll-size china,

I’ll buy The Little Prince, his Sahara
an volcanos, me muzika dhe lulja

at Lulishte I’ll choose four pale rose
for Flora because it’s December,

and make a good luck wish or two
for the next Prime Minister Mimoza,

I’ll learn new sounds like vetëvendosje,
ahtisaari, më vjen keq and mirëdita

I’ll leave the melancholy Garbo on her shelf,
skim the pop-up book of new Prishtina,

I’ll cry so no-one hears me,
I’ll sing along the barmen’s sha-la-la,

I’ll stroke the ginger cat at Dit’ e Nat’
because it’s December me muzika, me lulja

LESLIE SAUNDERS

Dit’ e Nat’:  ‘Day and Night’, a bookshop/cafe/bar in Prishtina

lulja: flower

muzika: music

Lulishte: name of a florist shop in Prishtina

Mimoza:  Mimoza Kusari-Lila, AKR candidate in the Kosovan general election 2010

Vetëvendosje: ‘self-determination’, a Kosovan political party which opposes the UN presence there and campaigns for the complete independence of Kosovo/a

Ahtisaari: the Ahtisaari plan, named after UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari, was the 2007 draft settlement designed to resolve Kosovo/a’s status, establish justice and governance systems and processes, and protect non-Albanian minorities

më vjen keq: I’m sorry

mirëdita: good afternoon

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Fifty Shades Trilogy on SALE

The Fifty Shades of Gray, Darker and Freed Trilogy must have been the most criticized contemporary literary work of our time. However, it achieved a commercial success and a cult following. “The explosion of interest has taken me completely by surprise” says the writer E.L. James.

The trilogy traces the complex relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism are just some of the layers that encompass the journey of this unconventional couple.

If you’re into exploring the kinky side, then some answers might be hidden in this trilogy which is on SALE from now on!

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Now for only 45.00 euros

Twelve Plays by Shakespeare on SALE!

If you are one of those romantics that likes the smell of books but hates carrying large and heavy compilations around, we might have a solution for you – 12 plays by Shakespeare!                                                                                                                                                                                          

shakespeareAs of today this package is on SALE – 16,5 euro

This very cute light package is made of 12 separate small paperback books consisting of the most important Shakespeare plays such as Hamlet, Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Othello, King Lear, Julius Caesar, and Much Ado About Nothing.

…And our motto continues to be: Give up your TV – buy books!