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Desperate Literature

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Why locals love it

This is place is so much more than "just" a bookstore. It's more like a declaration of love to the written word and the great writers using them to inspire their readers. A tiny place with a big heart and a unique atmosphere. Locals come to shop new or used books, have a chat with the friendly managers or attend the intimate events.

Why you should visit it

Do not miss this place if you love good old fashioned print on paper. You'll surely find something you like, as most books are in English. Write a poem on the old typewriter, play a game of chess and ask about upcoming events in the shop.

Special tip

Don't forget to get your books stamped with the Desperate Literature logo as proof of where you've bought it.

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