New Albanian Business Guide 2010-2011

Albanian Business Guide 2010-2011 (image)The new Albanian Business Guide 2010-2011 is just that, a general business guide and address book for businesses and business information in Albania. It is quite a comprehensive guide for all major cities that provides a quality source of information in printed format in both Albanian and English.

The guide is printed in a picture quality paper and can be most useful if you need to find out information about conducting business in Albania as well as finding business contacts for your specific needs.

It is relatively heavy, at almost 2 kg and almost 1,000 pages full of contact information, business sources and adverts aplenty.

Albanian Business Guide (image)Meanwhile, there is also the Albania Business Guide which is the first independent investor’s handbook to this promising country in Southeast Europe and is an initiative of Gazmend Haxhia in cooperation with the Albanian Center for Management Services, Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Tirana Municipality’s Department for City Promotion. The second edition of the Albania Business Guide was published in summer 2009.

The guides are available to be ordered directly online or at our Albanian bookstore whichever best suits your convenience.

P.S. Do not forget to also take a look at: Our guide on: Ordering Albanian books through

Guide: Ordering Albanian books through

Guide: How to order books through (PDF guide)

Every day we get many emails from you our customers and visitors on how to order books through our Albanian online bookstore. Though most of our customers buy directly using the bookstore’s PayPal payment system, there are others who prefer to pay through a bank transfer or Western Union.

To help answer your most frequent questions we’ve already prepared an Albanian version, and now the English version of our guide on: Ordering Albanian books through . You are more than welcome to download this on your desktop as a reference or email-it to your friends.

We always welcome your questions and suggestions on improving our service for you.

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Elvis & Gjergj
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Book: Help Yourself to Albanian Cooking

Help Yourself to Albanian CookingRecently we came across this little book with Albanian recipes: Help Yourself to Albanian Cooking. It is small but very interesting as it is one of the few such books available in English. In the past we’ve had several customers ask for such a book so we thought it would be interesting to post it here for our general audience as well.

The book is the product of a talented lady, who was encouraged by her American friend to put her cooking recipes in writing. The result is this book which is going on to its third edition.

Table of Contents

– Salads & Pickles
– Soups
– Pasta & Pastry
– Vegetables
– Fish
– Meats
– Cakes, desserts & jams

If you think this is worth it, then feel free to spread the word.

New Bookstore (Librari) Opened Near Tirana Center

Dear friends,

As was announced back in April, the bookstore is now open and you’re welcome to come and visit us at our new location at:

Galeria Nasional, Rruga e Barrikadave, 1st Floor
Tirana, Albania.

Since we currently have a very limited number of books in English we’re playing with the idea of offering customers the opportunity to sell their used English books so if you’re interested please email us or come by the store to talk to us. This is still an idea that we’re hoping will be viable for all.

View Larger Map for location of the bookstore on Google maps

Please feel free to send us your questions and suggestions by email.

Soon to Open our New Bookstore in Tirana

Dear friends,

It is with great pleasure that we announce our plans to open a new bookstore in Tirana, Albania. has been serving you, our customers, for over two years now, but for almost that same length of time, our desire has been to improve our service for customers in Albania and we hope that the opening of this new bookstore will do just that.

At this stage we are still working on getting it ready. The bookstore will be located in an area near the center of Tirana, where we hope you come to visit us in the future. More details and announcement of the opening will follow in the weeks to come.

Kadare’s The Palace of Dreams to Become Film

Iranian born and New York-based acclaimed artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat told IndieWire in a recent interview that she is working to transform the novel of Albanian writer Ismail Kadare into a movie.

“I have been very interested by another novel written by Albanian author Ismail Kadare, called “The Palace of Dreams”; this film will be made in English, and it will be most likely filmed in Eastern Europe,” Neshat said. Continue reading Kadare’s The Palace of Dreams to Become Film

Ismail Kadare, Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Letters

Ismail KadareAlbanian writer Ismaíl Kadare has been bestowed with the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters. The decision was announced by the Jury in Oviedo today.

Narrator, essayist and poet, Kadare represents the pinnacle of Albanian literature and who, without forgetting his roots, has crossed frontiers to rise up as a universal voice against totalitarianism. Regarded as one of the greatest European writers and intellectuals of the 20th century, his works have been translated into over forty languages. Continue reading Ismail Kadare, Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Letters

Discover the Albanian Language and Dialects with Robert Elsie

Albanian Dialects map (c) AlbanianLiterature.netIf you are Albanian or someone working on learning the Albanian language then I would encourage you to delve a little deeper into understanding the roots and the development of this ancient language.

To help you with this process, out of the many different sources out there I would direct you to one scholar whom many would recommend highly for his wonderful work, translations, study and research regarding the Albanian language and literature. His name is Robert Elsie and is one of those few people that has contributed and continues to contribute so much to this ancient language that I is my mother-tongue. Continue reading Discover the Albanian Language and Dialects with Robert Elsie

Introducing Tirana and other In Your Pocket city guides

Dear book house friends,

Tirana In Your Pocket city guideIf you are planning on visiting Albania and or want to spend some time in Tirana, then you may want to consider getting a copy of the Tirana In Pocket city guide which is now available through

Even, though we’ve lived most of my life in Tirana, there are so many more things and places that we do not know of or that we have not had the chance to go to. Continue reading Introducing Tirana and other In Your Pocket city guides

Why an English Blog for the bookstore ?

Dear friends,

it is our desire and goal to serve as best as we can all our customers and visitors. However, more than that we want to serve you, as a friend of the Albanian book.

Since we already have a blog in Albanian where we post about different topics of interest to our Albanian friends and visitors, we thought it would be of value to you, to offer such a space in English as well. And here it is, what more can we say. Continue reading Why an English Blog for the bookstore ?