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Kraków in Kraków Powiat, Małopolska, Poland
 

Europe's First Bookshop

1610

 
 
Europe's First Bookshop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
1. Europe's First Bookshop Marker
Inscription.  
W tym budynku mieści się najstarsza księgarnia w Europie

In this building Europe's first bookshop was founded in 1610

1610 Franciszek Jakub Mercenich
1875 Gebethner i Spółka
1998 Matras
2017 Empik
 
Erected 2017.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 50° 3.667′ N, 19° 56.168′ E. Marker is in Kraków, Małopolska, in Kraków Powiat. Marker is on Rynek Główny just west of Bracka, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rynek Główny 23, Kraków, Małopolska 31-008, Poland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Władysław Orkan (within shouting distance of this marker); Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Józef Chłopicki (about 210 meters away); Ignacy Krieger (about 210 meters away); Stanisław Wyspiański

Europe's First Bookshop Marker - Wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
2. Europe's First Bookshop Marker - Wide view
The marker is visible here just to the left of the doorway.
(about 210 meters away); Michał Stachowicz (about 210 meters away); Helena Modjeska (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Andrzej Badurski (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kraków.
 
Regarding Europe's First Bookshop. Despite the marker's claim of this being the site of Europe's first bookstore, the Wikipedia article on bookselling mentions several other sites that pre-date this one.
 
Also see . . .  Bookselling (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 3, 2018.)
 
Europe's First Bookshop Marker - Wider View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
3. Europe's First Bookshop Marker - Wider View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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