Read, Write, Run, Roam

Belgrade for the holidays

Looking for a gift for a certain special Serbian? Here are two options for anyone missing, or curious to see, a bit of Belgrade.

The first is from fellow Belgrade blogger Andy Townend, who published a book this year featuring his gorgeous shots of the White City.

Unfortunately, the book is currently only available in Serbian bookstores. There’s an option to order it through the Delfi website, but a bit of Serbian is needed to order, and I’m not sure that the book will ship internationally. Check out his blog,, for a free fix until your next visit to a knjižara.

For those without access to Belgrade bookstores, there’s another photography book that’s easily accessible for Americans. by Marko Todorovic features Belgrade street art from 2005-2010. It’s a different vibe from Belgrade streets, but just as beautiful. When used with a smart phone, the book also reveals interviews and videos. Best of all, it’s available on

These books should tide your special someone over until they receive the ultimate gift: a plane ticket back to Belgrade. (Save that ticket for springtime, though. Looks like the Balkans are in for another rough winter.)


5 responses

  1. Thank you so much for promoting belgradestreets in this way, really appreciate it!

    I’m delighted to say that the book is being sent to a UK distributor right now and will soon be available on Amazon.

    It will also soon be available in Toronto at Serbica Books

    2465 Dundas Street West
    Toronto, Ontario
    M6P 1X3

    December 18, 2012 at 5:40 am

  2. Reblogged this on belgradestreets and commented:
    Thank you so much to the “real housewife of belgrade” for this post which mentions ‘belgradestreets’ the book, much appreciated!

    December 18, 2012 at 5:41 am

  3. Anonymous

    If you want some Serbian book that is not available in US, there is a Serbian bookstore based in Chicago called “Ladybug”. They say they can order books from Serbia if there is interest. Since they are in this business, it may be easier that way

    December 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

  4. That’s great to know–I’ll check them out for english translations for Serbian books too. Thanks!

    December 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

  5. Pingback: Belgrade for the holidays, part dva « Real Housewife of Belgrade

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