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Yngve Roennike  Identity Verified
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Jul 6, 2005

Hello everyone.

I've been trying for some time, actually over a year, to locate a bookstore in Slovakia, e.g., Bratislava, for the simple purpose of buying books, dictionaries, etc.

However, I run in to unimaginable problems (almost Kafkaesque, e.g., voice recordings, clerks unable to speak English, when I call two bookstores I was referred to by the embassy, i.e., Ariadne and Bardot. This is not meant as a criticism, but it has got to be simpler.

Can someone point me to a well-stocked bookstore there. e.g., a university bookstore.
Phone number and e-mail, if available.

I am not in Europe, so asking me to simply visit one, as someone did in a Yahoo forum, would not be the first option on my agenda.

TIA
Yngve


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Why not speak Slovak Jul 7, 2005

If you can read their books you should be able to place your order in the local language. How many bookstores in England serve Slovak speaking customers?
No offence meant!
Regards
Heinrich


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Yngve Roennike  Identity Verified
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Slovak language oral/aural skills explained Jul 7, 2005

I don't live in England, and I understand spoken Slovak only with difficulty, but more importantly I do not speak Slovak. I do read "their" books, though. If I had a website I would be able to place an order.

Someone replied off-forum with some useful information apparently, though.

Yngve

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

If you can read their books you should be able to place your order in the local language. How many bookstores in England serve Slovak speaking customers?
No offence meant!
Regards
Heinrich




[Edited at 2005-07-07 15:31]


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André Fernandes
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Panta Rhei Jul 8, 2005

Hey Yngve Roennike

I was living in Bratislava for the last four months and for me Panta Rhei at Aupark is the best bookstore. This is the phone number:4210263530553!

Hope it will be usefull.

André Fernandes.


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Yngve Roennike  Identity Verified
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Good news! Jul 8, 2005

Thanks very much Andre,

however something seems to be wrong with the phone number you showed, I get a message saying call cannot be completed as dialed, but not to worry, I found their web site, and from then on in it was pretty easy. Someone there spoke English quite well. We'll see how it goes.


Andremf wrote:

Hey Yngve Roennike

I was living in Bratislava for the last four months and for me Panta Rhei at Aupark is the best bookstore. This is the phone number:4210263530553!

Hope it will be usefull.

André Fernandes.



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Yngve Roennike  Identity Verified
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Continuing the odyssey Jul 10, 2005

Well, they came up with suggesting pretty much the same dictionary that I already have, which is not very spectacular. Funny thing is that I know for sure that there are these resources out there, in particular a technical and commercial dictionary for Slovak to English. So where does one get them? Seems like a straightforward and simple question to me

Actually, now, I was informed following my own research that www.czech-books.com will be carrying advanced Slovak reference works and resources soon, as they've had inquiries for this from nearby universities. They are located in adjacent Canada.



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