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Antykwariat Grochowski
There’s several zillion spots in Warsaw where you can horde up on vintage material, but not all that many in which you can lose yourself for weeks. Nuking the competition into touch, Antykwariat Grochowski presents itself as a labyrinthine space in which over 130,000 books creak on shelves that...
Plakatówka

Plakatówka

Going Out 12 May 2019 0

Boldly decorated with posters, bunting and vibrantly-colored old school armchairs, this Wilanów mainstay is firmly embedded in the hearts of the local community. Filling a dual role as a bookstore, this family friendly space cranks out by far the best specialty coffee in the postcode. Plakatówka ul. Hlonda 2
DOMuzeum

DOMuzeum

Going Out 3 November 2018 0

Heaving with heavyweight art titles and photo albums, the crowd that gathers in this café/bookstore/hangout is suitably leftfield and creative. On the work front, strong wifi and plenty of plugs make this one of the better venues in which to put your nose to the grindstone. Aiding your endeavors...
Kafka Café

Kafka Café

Going Out 2 May 2018 0

Its proximity to the uni keeps the student headcount high, with the intellectual (“OMG, I need to get that essay finished!”) atmosphere given added oomph by the stacks of books that line the wall (buy ’em for ten zlots a kilo). There’s certainly as much typing as there is...
Review: Worek Kości
A celebration of both the burlesque and bizarre, Worek Kości is the bar Edgar Allan Poe would create were he raised from the dead. Dark and decadent, it’s everything you want from a shadowy daytime coffee spot to a lively evening hangout with ad-libbed cocktails and an unconventional program...
Worek Kości

Worek Kości

Going Out 22 November 2017 0

A celebration of both the burlesque and bizarre, Worek Kości is the bar Edgar Allan Poe would create were he raised from the dead. Dark and decadent, it’s everything you want from a shadowy daytime coffee spot to a lively evening hangout with ad-libbed cocktails and an unconventional program...
Uprising: Then & Now
Though the 1944 Warsaw Uprising has been the subject of numerous books, few have succeeded in creating the visual impact of Teraz ’44 by Michał Wójcik and Marcin Dziedzic… With the Eastern Front rumbling towards Warsaw, the Polish Home Army launched the Warsaw Uprising with the dual aim of liberating...
2016 Year In Review (Part II)
It’s trite to say so, but what a year that was… If you’re the sort of gloom monger that views their glass as half-empty, then you’ll probably be thinking Poland is about to plunge off a precipice. That maybe so, but it’s sure as hell been interesting getting there....
Cookoff by Bookoff

Cookoff by Bookoff

Shopping 1 November 2016 0

Aspiring home chefs to full-on foodies gather at Cookoff, a beautiful store filled with specialist food titles printed in their original lingo: cook books, restaurant guides, kitchen memoirs and everything else in between. Cookoff by Bookoff ul. Żelazna 91, bookoff.pl  
The Warsaw Reading List
Where once English-language sections of bookstores were dominated by ‘the war’, today an increasingly diverse range of titles do their bit to expose the different faces of the Polish capital. Polish Pills Fanny Vaucher Accompanied by the author’s own witty illustrations, Polish Pills views Warsaw through the eyes of...

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