Bookshelf cultural trends
When Radek and I moved into an apartment together, one of our first joint purchases was a bookshelf. Until then, Radek had managed to store the few books that he owned on his television stand. In the short time I’d lived in Prague before I met Radek, I’d managed to acquire a sizeable collection of books, both new and used. The scattering of English-language bookshops in Prague were safe havens and a taste of home. Among the many new things to discover in the city, there was also a whole new world of Czech and European literature. Along with Czech classics by Kundera and Kafka, I also picked up collections of experimental poetry and novellas by new Czech authors.