I hope you had a great weekend next to your beloved ones & next to your friends. I always firmly believed that week days are for learning and studies and working hard & the weekends and those days in which one can totally relax and grab a cup of coffee/tea (whichever you prefer, I never discriminate ;) ) and spend quality time with the ones you care. Today I wish to tell you about one of Krakow hidden gems: the bookshop called Matras Ksiegarnie (Ksiegarnie = Bookstore in Polish language). For that I will abuse a bit of their website in order to share with you some information and be exact :)
One of Kraków's bookshops is particularly worthy of attention. It is located in Rynek Główny (the Main Market Square) at number 23 and nowadays operates under the name of 'Matras' - a well known country-wide bookselling chain. This location, in the very heart of Kraków and close to the historic Town Hall Tower and the Cloth Hall, has been involved with book trade since 1610. It was in this year that books started to be sold at a house here, at that time called 'Kamienica Kromerowska' - the House of the Kromer family.
P.S. How awesome can a bookstore be, to have a book about itself? Well Matras Bookstore has it - and it is written both in Polish and in English, so ask about it once you are there ;)
** This post was made out of love for books and coffee shops. I was not repayed in any way and all the opinions are my very own, straight from the heart! **
A LadyBug In Love With Books & Tea & Krakow City Center = Matras Cafe/Bookstore