Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Book Fair 2014 in Mostar

Every Summer there is book fair being held in Mostar. Tents with hundreds and hundreds of books are spread out in the city and walkers can make a quick stop and browse the latest editions or classic books and buy them for a reasonable price. 

This summer the fair is located on the main walking lane in Mostar, and my sister Jasmina, good friend Selma and her dog Brauni and I made the visit yesterday. Of course my camera came along to capture some of the evening spirit of Mostar during a summer night.

click on the images for a bigger view



My sister browsing the selections. Her purchases eventually included Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "The Little Prince".



I recently bought the English language version of Edgar Allan Poe's Collected Works, and I also saw the translated version of the collection last night on the fair.


Brauni, in the meantime is looking out, waiting for our book browsing to be over, so that we can continue with her walk :)


As a kid, I loved Pippi Longstocking (actually anything written by Astrid Lindgren, like "The Six Bullerby Children").


There were also some modern selections to be found, like the Game of Thrones Book Series written by George R.R. Martin, Stephen King's "Dr. Sleep", and many more.




I bought Stephen King's "Mr.Sleep", which is the continuation of his 1977 novel "The Shining". I am looking forward to read it during my summer vacation.

What books do you like to read and what are you currently reading? 

42 comments:

  1. Love the first shot; actually, I like all of them! It must be difficult to leave after seeing all those treasures. Book sales are my downfall; I can't seem to tear myself away once I start browsing. I cannot imagine what it must be like to be unable to read. One time I listed all the ways in which reading has helped me from following traffic directions in another country, reading nutrition labels on food, learning about other countries before visiting, "meeting" bloggers from other cities while reading their posts, and the list goes on and on. I usually have two books going on at the same time. I just finished "The Boys in the Boat" a MUST read and am currently reading "Death Stalks Door County" by Patricia Skalka and "Midnight in Europe" by Alan Furst."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kate for your visit as well as your book suggestions. Reading is very important (maybe now more then ever), since it really does build us, and makes us discover the world.

      Delete
  2. i like sweet brauni. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Low light photography is always impressive. These are great. I'll have to find a town soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. PS. Where is Beni.

      Delete
    2. Beni stayed at home. :) Thanks for your visit Adrian.

      Delete
  4. Wie können bei dir diese abendliche Fotos so wahnsinnig scharf und farbig sein? Bei mir würden sie nichtssagend, dunkel und farblos. Bei die erzählen sie eben viel. Schöne Eindrücke. Liebe Grüße

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Es liegt vielleicht an der kombination zwischen meiner Canon 6D (welche wirklich gut ist in schwachen Lichtsituationen) und der Nachbearbeitung. Aber das wichtigste ist eine stabile Hand oder am besten ein Tripod.

      Delete
    2. Tripod? Meinst du einen dreifüßigen Stativ? Also du machst diese Bilder mit einer längeren Veschlußzeit, oder im Modus Nachtaufnahme?

      Delete
  5. I'm with Kate, I could wonder around a book event lime this for hours Mersad, beautifully shown here.. I just finished a historical book, Scottish history.. So good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is a lot to discover and even if you don't buy anything you can get inspired.

      Delete
  6. P.s. aimee would have been all over the Steven King book also, she's read every one :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great idea to have a Book Fair extend into the night!
    Beautifully captured.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think that most people visit it by night, when they go out. Midday is usually too hot here.

      Delete
  8. Great shots Mersad! Everytime I see the pictures on your blog, my day is made :)
    -- Srinagar's floating vegetable market

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Siddhartha.

      Delete
  9. I do love book fairs and what terrific captures, Mersad, as always!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  10. oh my gosh, i could spend the whole fair looking through those books~brauni is beautiful! is he your dog? i didn't know the shining had a sequel! you'll have to review it when you are finished!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Brauni is a she, and is my friend Selma's dog. I will let you know how "Dr. Sleep" was, but from what I have gathered on the internet, everyone seems happy with it.

      Delete
  11. Great series of photos of the book fair. You have fine control of low, evening light. Books are always a treat, but I fear they are in the process of disappearing, replaced by e-book electronics. I'm old school and like to turn paper pages. I always am reading a couple of books. Brauni is a fine looking dog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. I share your fears, everything is digital now.

      Delete
  12. Schöne Impressionen ... Klasse !!

    In diesem Sinne...wünsche ich Dir ein tolles "Weltmeister-Wochenende" :)

    Grüße

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am an avid reader, and now that i have my Kindle e reader I just download and read or borrow from the library and read. but I would love to wander the side walks at this book fair. so beautiful. the last shot is really wonderful... kisses to the pup.. so precious and waiting patiently. I love thriller/action books or detective/cops and mysteries.. my favorite author is Lee Child, his Jack Reacher series. I have read all 18 of them

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have the kindle app on my iPad and I sometimes download books onto it (usually photography literature).

      Delete
  14. This bookfair would have been fun. I am struck by the number of English language books you show and read. I can't read ANY in your language! But, people in other countries are often properly critical of Americans for our lack of understanding of any other languages.

    My current book is The Norm Chronicles, a book about risks and probabilities and how people often miscalculate them. A couple of Kate's recommendations are in the pile to be read next: The Boys in the Boat and 109 Palace Street.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I also checked out Kate's recommendations and they sound really good. Once I'm done with "Mr. Sleep" I think I'll give one of them a go. I think it's good to be able to speak different languages. I for sure wouldn't have a worldwide read blog if it was just in my native language. :)

      Delete
  15. Very nice! It looks like there was a great variety of books, too. I do read e-books, but there's nothing like having a hard copy to hold in your hands.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm also more of a hard copy fan, but e-books can be good if you are reading photography literature and other tutorial type books, because you can easily take all of them with you in the field when shooting.

      Delete
  16. The lighting in these pictures is wonderful, you did a great job of capturing it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Das ist toll, also den würde ich mir auch nicht entgehen lassen. So liebe ich doch Bücher und stöbere gerne auf Märkten. Denke mal das eine oder andere Schätzen lässt sich dort finden.

    Tolle Nachtaufnahmen lieber Mersard. Wirklich klar und leuchtend.

    Liebe Grüssle

    N☼va

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Da lässt sich wirklich viel finden. Danke für deinen Besuch.

      Delete
  18. books and pictures...my two favorite things. I loved Pippi as a girl and my older daughter did as well. I think she loved it even more than I did!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love book fairs but haven't been to one in ages. I haven't read Stephen King's Dr Sleep, do let us know if you enjoy it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Fabulous book fair...second best to a real library :) Beautiful photographs :) Marvellous night ambience :)

    ciaociao
    elvira

    ReplyDelete
  21. Mali Princ, Pipi Duga Carapa; sjajna selekcija iz mog djetinjstva. Divne fotke takodje!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your street fair looks so nice and orderly - nothing like ours. I like yours better.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Lots of books. I bet I could find several that I want to read.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Now there's one tradition that I would not mind to have in my town as well... Even if nowadays, I do most of my reading on my Kindle, or by listening to audio books. But I still like browsing book shops and libraries just for the feeling and to pick up ideas! - I have a preference for English classics and mystery/crime novels and fantasy. I prefer the kind of mysteries with not too much focus on horror and gruesome details though :)

    ReplyDelete




  25. Find best Online Jobs on Facebook...
    JobzCorner

    ReplyDelete
  26. Best Free Earning Website where you can earn with just playing games and view some ads, join now
    PaidVerts.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Deals on a way for you, Just Join this best deals ever where you can buy every product with 90% Discount, please join fast and get all products with discounted price
    ValueDeals.pk

    ReplyDelete

Subscribe by E-Mail for blog posts in your inbox:

Subscribe

Image Credits

All Rights are Reserved. The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of the author.

Follow this blog on Blogger