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Welcome to Massolit Books & Café!

Massolit is an independent English-language bookstore, both used and new, located in Krakow's old town. We specialize in popular and academic books, most at significantly discounted prices. Browse on-line through our more than 20,000 titles, or better, visit us in person! We welcome customers to browse the shelves and read our books or periodicals in the café or in the furnished back rooms.


Featured titles

  • 9781586857493 The Influence of Japanese Art on Design by Sigur, Hannah (A)

    During America's Gilded Age (dates), the country was swept by a mania for all things Japanese. It spread from coast to coast, enticed everyone from robber barons to street vendors with its allure, and touched every aspect of life from patent medicines to wallpaper. Americans of the time found in Japanese art every design language: modernism or tradition, abstraction or realism, technical virtuosity or unfettered naturalism, craft or art, romance or functionalism. The art of Japan had a huge influence on American art and design. Title compares juxtapositions of American glass, silver and metal arts, ceramics, textiles, furniture, jewelry, advertising, and packaging with a spectrum of Japanese material ranging from expensive one-of-a-kind art crafts to mass-produced ephemera. Beginning in the Aesthetic movement, this book continues through the Arts & Crafts era and ends in Frank Lloyd Wright's vision, showing the reader how that model became transformed from Japanese to American in design and concept. Hannah Sigur is an art historian, writer, and editor with eight years' residence and study in East and Southeast Asia. She has a master's degree from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and is completing a PhD in the arts of Japan. Her writings include co-authoring A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design (Timber Press, 2002), which is listed in "The Best Books of 2002" by The Christian Science Monitor and is now in its second edition; and "The Golden Ideal: Chinese Landscape Themes in Japanese Art," in Lotus Leaves, A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design (2001). She lives in Berkeley.

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  • 9780811849746 The Magic Flute by Gatti, Anne (A)

    Enter a magical world of monster serpents, mysterious ladies, and flying machines where giant flowers and butterflies the size of birds abound. It is here amid a lush wood and within a dark labyrinthine castle that an unforgetable cast of characters gathers and a magical story of good versus evil unfolds. Illustrated with the glorious paintings of Peter Malone, this enchanting retelling of Mozart's famous opera is sure to delight all ages.

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  • 9781452106441 Inside Outside by Boyd, Lizi (A)

    Die cuts on each spread lead to fun reveals at every page turn; the head of a snowman doubles as a painting of a bird; a plant in the ground outside becomes a plant in a vase inside. As the story progresses through the seasons, children can catch a glimpse of the weather through the inside windows and guess at the outdoor scene to come.

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  • 9781452108865 The Glorious Vegetables of Italy by Marchetti, Domenica (A)

    Organised by course, this beautifully photographed cookbook is an ode to the vegetable with an Italian twist. For lovers of all things Italian and capitalising on the growing trend of making vegetables the main part of a meal and part of an increasingly plant-based diet, cooks of all levels will find 119 recipes plus ideas to put vegetables first.

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