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Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

I have a Polish student who doesn't have a PC. Where can she buy Polish books in the ZH area?
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Old 23.01.2011, 21:49
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

Computers are so cheap today:

http://www.englishforum.ch/sale-want...le-zurich.html

http://www.englishforum.ch/sale-want...e-195-chf.html

There are so many resources online for students of Polish origin - a small investment in a PC and internet connectivity will save her lots of CHFs in buying books.
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

Thanks but she is not interested in getting a PC....just the books She's in her thirties and learning English with me. I offered to look for her.
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

She can go to any public library or internet case and use the computer there to order the polish books, and get them delivered here to her Swiss address. 'Tis not rocket science.

I doubt any of the main bookstores here carry Polish books in any significant number (if at all, I can't see a reason for them to personally) and the best bet is online. Can she not use your PC to order them?

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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

I''m Polish, but I'm not living in/around ZRH. What kind of books does she need? I don't have much, but perhaps I could help.

There's also a Polish forum in Switzerland, http://forum.polacy.ch
I'm sure she'd find plenty of people willing to give away or exchange books, but it might be difficult to use it without a computer.
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

Hi,
I am also Polish and living in Zurich area. Unfortunately there is no Polish bookstore in Zurich or in Switzerland for that matter. I have some Polish books at home not many but maybe I could help with sth.
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PS. Sometimes in big Kiosks you can find Polish magazines.
I also but Polish books online but I guess that will not work.
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

The places to buy - I think Internet shops only and shipping from Poland. The shipping of 9 comic books costed about 2.5CHF per item for airmail.

I personally shopped here:
http://www.ksiegarnia-internetowa.pl/ (offers slightly cheape landmail shipping).
http://www.bookmaster.pl/
http://www.merlin.pl (large selection but pricey)

http://www.allegro.pl - like eBay or Ricardo.ch, huge selection of everything, but a lot of work to buy anything and get it paid and shipped abroad, as usual.

There are many, many more online bookshops.

Probably too specialized and too far away - library at the Polish Museum in Rapperswil:
http://www.muzeum-polskie.org/biblioteka/
http://www.muzeum-polskie.org/biblioteka/index_e.htm
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Old 24.01.2011, 23:03
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

May not be the same case, but I go as follows when buying Spanish books:

1. Go to amazon.com or other well know Spanish books sellers
2. Search by title and save the ISBN from the books I want
3. Search for ISBN in amazon.de, amazon.com.uk, and bookdepository.co.uk


Your mileage may vary
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

Amazon doesn't carry almost any Polish langugage books in its inventory. That's neither English nor Spanish with all the implications.

What I am planning to do in the long run is getting an e-reader, e.g. Amazon Kindle, and get the classics for my kids for which copyrights have already expired.
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

Thank you all for the useful info. I'll pass it on and she'll have to do the rest herself. Obviously, definitely very hard without a pc.
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

What kind of Polish books are you looking for? Anything that's in Polish (novels, travel etc.) or text books?
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

If she can access a PC once and awhile, she could get some Polish books through www.bookmooch.com . You can ask for books from many countries and in many languages. It works on a points system and just costs you postage on the books you send out.
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Re: Where can I buy Polish books in CH?

If your friend is still interested, I have some books in PL. Main are travel books but also other.
https://picasaweb.google.com/general.../BooksInPolish#

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