The French have discovered a Parisian touch in the middle of Tirana: they are the bouquinistes, so the sellers of used and second-hand books are called, whose stalls have for years represented the charm of the avenues along the Seine, in Paris.
The same fascination that strikes foreign visitors in Tirana, which in the Albanian capital immediately notice the abundance of books for sale all over the world, in kiosks, on stalls, or simply lying along the boulevards, on bedspreads and multifunctional rugs. And so yesterday the Courrier International dedicates its window on Europe to "Bouquinistes of Tirana". In the Albanian capital, according to the article by Courrier, to the delight of bibliophiles, among sellers of spices, seeds, fruit, vegetables, shoes and underwear, rare books, ancient and hard to find works in the traditional bookstores. And meanwhile have a chat with the seller, who usually knows about books.
Among the most interesting texts recently sold, the Penal Code of King Zog and an edition of 1888 by Konstandin Kristoforidhi, writer of the Rilindja period, famous for having translated the New Testament into Albanian and for having been committed to linguistic unification: sold to 1000 lek (7 euro!). How not to envy the lucky buyer?http://www.courrierinternational.com/