Atlantis Book Store in Οία

For a postgraduate in Comparative Literature the independent Atlantis bookstore is a Must-go-and-see. This year they are celebrating their 10th anniversary.  When we arrived in Οία I was so eager to visit it, but on our first stroll through the village I couldn’t find it. But when we went out to fetch something we had forgotten in our car, we stumbled over it. Hours ago I walked 2 times past it. Unfortunately the cat you can rent was off duty this night.

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You have to climb down steep narrow stairs and than you are in the midst of literature.

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The books are piled up until the ceiling, ordered by the languages in which they are written in. You find a section of German books, French books, English books, Greek books…

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And if you want a book that is directly below the ceiling? You have to climb up to reach it!

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Our night visit of Atlantis books was awesome! Especially because we had it for ourselves alone. No other customer was present. I think the brides were still occupied with their photoshootings. We stayed for half an hour and only got a glimpse of all the books present. On our way back happen to stumble over the cat. We couldn’t rent it of course, it’s work was over – but we could at least take some pictures of it!

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