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

  • T2rsz_widma Widma: A Journal of American and Polish Verse. 2014 Autumn Vol.1 No. 1 by Suh, Lynn (Ed.)

    WIDMA, a journal of American and Polish poetry. The journal brings together some of the best contemporary and avant-garde poets in Poland and the States, with parallel translations. WIDMA is also Massolit's first ever publication.

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  • 9780571232574 Travels in The Scriptorium by Auster, Paul (A)

    An old man sits in a room, with a single door and window, a bed, a desk and a chair. Each day he awakes with no memory, unsure of whether or not he is locked into the room. Then a middle-aged woman called Anna enters and talks of pills and treatment, but also of love and promises. Who is he? What is he doing here?

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  • 9780312428518 Man in the Dark by Auster, Paul (A)

    A "Washington Post "Best Book of the Year ""Man in the Dark" is an undoubted pleasure to read. Auster really does possess the wand of the enchanter."--Michael Dirda, "The New York Review of Books"From a "literary original" ("The Wall Street Journal") comes a book that forces us to confront the blackness of night even as it celebrates the existence of ordinary joys in a world capable of the most grotesque violence. Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident at his daughter's house in Vermont. When sleep refuses to come, he lies in bed and tells himself stories, struggling to push back thoughts about things he would prefer to forget: his wife's recent death and the horrific murder of his granddaughter's boyfriend, Titus. The retired book critic imagines a parallel world in which America is not at war with Iraq but with itself. In this other America the twin towers did not fall and the 2000 election results led to secession, as state after state pulled away from the union and a bloody civil war ensued. As the night progresses, Brill's story grows increasingly intense, and what he is desperately trying to avoid insists on being told.

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  • 9780571276547 The Brooklyn Follies by Auster, Paul (A)

    Nathan and Tom are uncle and nephew. One in remission from lung cancer, divorced, and estranged from his only daughter, the other hiding away from his once-promising academic career, and, indeed, from life in general. Having accidentally ended up in the same Brooklyn neighbourhood, they discover a community teeming with life and passion.

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  • All Saints' Day

    Saturday, November 01, 2014 09:00 AM
    Massolit Books & Cafe / Massolit Bakery
    Massolit Books & Cafe as well as Massolit Bakery
    will be closed for All Saints' Day tomorrow, 1s...
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