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A Romanian Bookstore in Manhattan

Last year, the first foreign-language edition of the Book Review launched in Romania. Now, in another unexpected bit of cultural turnabout, Midtown Manhattan has gotten what must be its only Romanian bookstore. (ed: look for one of Open Letter’s board members in the photo)

Well, sort of. From now until July 15, all you need to do to browse the hippest bookstore in Bucharest is stroll to 38th Street and Third Avenue, where a temporary outlet of the chain Carturesti has set up shop in the exhibition space of the Romanian Cultural Institute New York.

The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York has to be the world’s hardest working cultural institute. Besides the bookstore (which is really cool, I recommend you stop by and say hello), it seems like I get an email from them every week with some new event or news about Romanian culture.

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