A reader asked me recently about locating Hungarian-language books outside of Hungary. I don’t know about other continents, but in North America, it sure is difficult. Up until now, I’ve been searching good old Amazon and hoping for the best. However, I may have found a slightly more reliable source: Ten Thousand Steps, a New York City-based Hungarian bookstore. Drukkoljük! (Cross our fingers!)
Though many older items seem to be out of stock, they get new titles in all the time. Így szerettek ôk – Magyar irodalmi szere, for instance. (A book on love in Hungarian literature, a topic that fascinates me after getting acquainted with the national poetry.)
Check out the store’s Facebook page for how and when to visit in person, or order your items online! For reasonable costs and shipping fees! Amazing!
If they don’t have what you’re looking for, here are a couple more North American bookstores specializing in Hungarian reading material:
- Pannonia Bookstore in Toronto, Ontario
- Hunnia Books in Waukegan, Illinois
- Csimpilimpi in Austin, Texas (children’s books only)
Do you have a favorite resource for Hungarian literature/ dictionaries/DVDs in the US or Canada? They’re hard to find—please share your links!