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Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st October

A bit late but I've just realised that my usual Saturday cheese tasting at Orell Füssli tomorrow is going to be quite a party. To celebrate their 10th anniversary they are getting the Nelson pub to set up a free bar and free sandwiches as well as my cheesy nibbles will be on offer.

There will also be live music from 2pm and they will also have Christmas Crackers on sale.

The shop is at Bahnhofstrasse 70, 8001 Zürich - see you there!
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Old 30.10.2009, 15:42
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Re: Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st Octo

I was in Orell Füssli yesterday stocking up on books and found out about their anniversary. Will most definately try to be there!
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Old 30.10.2009, 16:08
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Re: Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st Octo

Did someone say free beer?
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Re: Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st Octo

Sounds like fun! Will definitely try to be there!
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Re: Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st Octo

Will be there with my 2 brothers on tow ... christmas crackers !! woohoo
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A bit late but I've just realised that my usual Saturday cheese tasting at Orell Füssli tomorrow is going to be quite a party. To celebrate their 10th anniversary they are getting the Nelson pub to set up a free bar and free sandwiches as well as my cheesy nibbles will be on offer.

There will also be live music from 2pm and they will also have Christmas Crackers on sale.

The shop is at Bahnhofstrasse 70, 8001 Zürich - see you there!
Just to put the record straight, Orell Füssli was founded in 1855. What now has the 10th anniversary is the "English Bookshop" of Orell Füssli. And this was not a new business then but the traditional Stähelin English Bookshop which had been for sale due to the death of Mr Stähelin. Mr Stähelin originally established his business in 1934 and got into English books in 1939 (not a coincidence but his realising that many people no longer trusted German language books). He in 1972 established Interlingua (at Weinplatz, still existing with a wide range of language books). After the death of the owner of the English "Bookshop in Gassen" near Paradeplatz in the early 1990ies and the disappearance of the previously successful shop, the demise of Mr Stähelin was quite a shock for many.
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Re: Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st Octo

Free beer.....
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Just to put the record straight, Orell Füssli was founded in 1855. What now has the 10th anniversary is the "English Bookshop" of Orell Füssli. And this was not a new business then but the traditional Stähelin English Bookshop which had been for sale due to the death of Mr Stähelin. Mr Stähelin originally established his business in 1934 and got into English books in 1939 (not a coincidence but his realising that many people no longer trusted German language books). He in 1972 established Interlingua (at Weinplatz, still existing with a wide range of language books). After the death of the owner of the English "Bookshop in Gassen" near Paradeplatz in the early 1990ies and the disappearance of the previously successful shop, the demise of Mr Stähelin was quite a shock for many.
I'm shocked anyone here looked past, "free bar"!!
Suddenly, my plans have changed ... I'm not staying at home tomorrow!!
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Old 30.10.2009, 23:42
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Re: Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st Octo

The program
http://www.books.ch/shop/action/maga...7790&nav=40105
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Re: Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st Octo

Just in case anyone should go looking for Staeheli's Interlingua Bookshop at Weinplatz, it's no longer there! It moved to Bederstrasse in the Enge a few years ago. Still a very good source of books for learners and teachers of languages.
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Re: Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st Octo

It looks from the home page that there is no free bar today (only last night) but that's not what I was told on the phone by them yesterday. I'll bring a few bottles of wine along just in case, I don't want any disappointed EF tipplers on my hands.
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Re: Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st Octo

Christmas crackers will be on sale next week at the Britshop they are all listed on there websight
www.britshop.ch
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Re: Orell Füssli (English book shop ZH) 10th Birthday celebration, Saturday 31st Octo

It's okay, Mike, you were right - the bar was open! Little 'bowls' of peanuts and pretzels was a nice touch ...
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It looks from the home page that there is no free bar today (only last night) but that's not what I was told on the phone by them yesterday. I'll bring a few bottles of wine along just in case, I don't want any disappointed EF tipplers on my hands.
Before and after seeing you, I was on the Wine-Ships. I finally ordered six bottles of Maltese Gelliewza wine.
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