Where to Buy the Book 'Quarks, Elephants & Pierogi: Poland in 100 Words'
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‘Quarks, Elephants & Pierogi: Poland in 100 Words’ is now available from multiple online locations.
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Our Most Beautiful Books of 2018 Awards-winning book can also be found in the giftshops of Zachęta National Gallery, National Museum in Warsaw, POLIN Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, and the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the National Museum in Kraków and MOCAK in Kraków, and at the SUPERSALON, DESA Unicum and Bęc Zmiana bookshops in Warsaw. It is also available in Polish airports and central train stations in Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Olsztyn, Poznań, Szczecin, Warsaw and Wrocław.
Outside of Poland, you can find the book at House of Illustration in London’s King Cross, and at Bider & Tanner in central Basel in Switzerland.
A stunning combination of content and design... I enjoyed every bit of it, and wish there were more like this, on other languages.
David Crystal, author and world-leading authority on the English language
The innovative and striking Quarks, Elephants & Pierogi: Poland in 100 Words by Mikołaj Gliński, Matthew Davies and Adam Żuławski is the first book created by Culture.pl’s editorial team. It explores Polish culture and history by way of its language, all the while bursting with colour thanks to the illustrations and design by Magdalena Burdzyńska.
With pithy and humorous descriptions, a large area of Polish reality is surveyed, including cuisine, countryside, family, religion, travel and much besides... A must read for the well-heeled and down-to-earth types, urbanites and artists, bureaucrats and politicians, travelers and vagabonds, as well as historians and curiosity-seekers.
Marek Żebrowski, Director of the Polish Music Centre at USC Thornton in Los Angeles
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For people merely interested in Poland or completely in love with it, this is from the ‘must have and read’ shelf. The descriptions of the words, the fun had with them (in both languages — English and Polish), as well as the wonderful illustrations really do what was intended — they promote us Poles with thought.
Michał Nogaś, literary critic