Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Specialist Waterstones Russian bookshop in London

Waterstones is to open a Russian-language "bookshop" within its flagship London Piccadilly store in February. The high street bookseller was bought by Russian oligarch Alexander Mamut’s A&NN Group in June last year, and the businessman was behind the idea to open the new bookshop—which will be called "Slova", Russian for "words".

It will be based on Piccadilly’s ground floor mezzanine level and contain nearly 5,000 titles, taking up 1,200 sq ft of space. Mamut also has a stake in Azbooka-Atticus, a Russian publisher, whose titles Waterstones will stock in Slova along with other Russian-language titles and Russian books in translation, covering areas such as history, art, poetry, fiction, biography and children’s. Slova will also be working closely with Academia Rossica, the Russian culture and arts foundation based in London, in planning author events, book launches and other activities.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Pub night tomorrow, Wed, 25th Jan

Please join us for the first of the fortnightly Departmental pub nights. From 8.30 in Kennedy's. Nuff said.

Next dates: 8th February, 22nd February, 7th March, 21st March, 4th April.

Friday, 13 January 2012

'Chudo' Book Launch

The 'Inspiration' Centre of Russian Language and Culture invites you to the Irish launch of Olga Tolmacheva's collection of short stories 'Chudo' (in English 'Wonder' or 'Miracle'), with an exhibition of watercolours by the artist Tatyana Tsarik. The event will be held at 7pm on the 21st January 2012, in 'Inspiration, Muckross Park, Marlborough Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. 

 Olga Tolmacheva is a psychologist, journalist, writer and former television presenter, and this event offers Irish readers a rare opportunity to meet a contemporary Russian author and gain insight into the modern Russian literary world - to read a Russian-language interview with the author click here.

For more information on the event, and the work of the Inspiration Centre, visit their website www.inspirationdublin.com or email inspirationdublin@gmail.com