A few years ago I met Alexa and Eleni, founders of Kaleidoscope Publications and soon I noticed how passionate they were about creating great books. The team’s dedication to producing the best result is the reason why Kaleidoscope is one of the oldest, continually operating children’s book publishers in Greece. However, Kaleidoscope Publications does not design books just for their young friends. They also design history, science, environment and art books of high aesthetic value, focusing on education and culture. But first you have to ring their door bell in order to get a glimpse of Kaleidoscope’s treasures since their bookstore is a well hidden city secret located in the centre of Athens at Omirou str. on the ground floor of an old apartment building.
As for me, I popped by last week and I strongly recommend the “Is it a man a violin?” art book created in collaboration with the Museum of Cycladic Art emphasizing children’s interpretation of “the little marble statues” of the Cycladic period placed next to significant artworks of Picasso, Brancusi, Modigliani and other great masters of the 20th century that drew inspiration from studying the Cycladic art.