Hoću knjigu Megastore to Open in Zagreb

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Get ready for the opening of the biggest bookstore in the centre of the city.

If you’ve been slightly depressed that the huge space in Bogovićeva, formerly Profil Megastore is now empty and had no idea where to get your books and paper supplies from, you’ll be happy to know that a new bookstore will take its place soon – Hoću knjigu Megastore. 
As Poslovni dnevnik reported in May, the new owners are young entrepreneurs Zvonko and Jurica Ćubrić and Matija Fojs, who will be taking over several former Algoritam bookstores across Croatia. Their other Zagreb bookstores will be located in shopping malls – Arena Centar and City Center One West. They want to restore the Megastore in Bogovićeva to its former glory and make it a place where children can have fun and people can stop by for a cup of coffee and a good book.

Good news is that all former employees can continue working at the new bookstore. 20-30 percent of the space will be dedicated to stationery and office supplies and the rest will be dedicated, as expected, to books.

It gets better – the opening of the new bookstore will last not one, not two, but three days – November 2 – 4.

Bookhunt – all three days
Do you like treasure hunts? Sure you do, who doesn’t. Well, look for clues on all three opening days and you can win books by Dan Brown, Rupi Kaur, or Favillia and Francesca Cavallo.
On the weekend before the opening, promotional flyers will be handed out across the centre, so you can get one of the following discounts (valid November 2 – 4, valid only for books):
10% off when you buy your first book
20% off when you buy two books or more

THURSDAY, November 2

  • 10 – 11 a.m. Drawing workshop by Željka Mezić
    Famous Croatian illustrator will be teaching children how to draw.
  • 5.30 – 6.30 p.m. Stand up show by Studio smijeha
    Everyone’s favourite comedians will make you laugh with their book, film and TV show-themed sketches.
  • 7 – 7.30 p.m. Magic show by Aryan the Illusionist
    Young Zagreb illusionist will be performing tricks, reading your minds, and playing with your head.
  • 8 – 8.30 p.m. Beat Busters performance
    The sensational Beat Busters will be combining dance and contagious groove into an inimitable performance.

FRIDAY, November 3

  • 10 – 11 a.m. Sanja Pilić
    Famous Croatian children’s author will be joining her fans – kids.
  • 5.30 – 6 p.m. Amaterapeuti
    A young acoustic duo will be performing covers of famous songs.
  • 6 – 7 p.m. Miro Gavran – A writer for all generations
    Our notable writer, famous worldwide, will be meeting fans of his dramas and signing books and discussing them.
  • 7 – 9 p.m. Creative writing workshop – How to start
    You can apply for this workshop, taught by writer Karmela Špoljarić, on Facebook.

SATURDAY, November 4

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ministry of Magic workshop for children
    Your children will be able to learn how to make magic potions and get new powers. Apply here.
  • 1 – 2.30 p.m. Josipa Pavičić – 6 milimetara book promotion
    The courageous writer will be talking about her experience in fighting a terrible disease.
  • 3 – 5 p.m. Myths and lies about healthy diet
    TV presenter Karmela Vukov Colić will be talking to food experts Mihaela Devescovi, Marijo Valentić and Nada Rocco.
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Literary pub quiz
    Alis Marić and Vladimir Cvetković Sever will be taking you through a fun literature-themed pub quiz and the winners will get valuable prizes. Apply here.

Today, the Hoću knjigu team was busy hiding books around Rijeka for book lovers to find, and you can look forward to a similar event in Zagreb as well.

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