You wouldn’t normally think of a bookshop as a place to hang out. Well, think again! Dukagjini is a very restful but busy space and a book worm’s daydream that adds a certain beauty and maturity to the endless pile of cafes and boutiques in Mother Theresa Boulevard. When you walk in you are hit with an abundance of colours that you would normally find in a flower shop and a cozy warmth that lures you in on a dull winter day.
The architectural design intrigues you to explore every corner of it. There are staircases that lead you up or down to different worlds; into a narrow balcony where you can find books on jurisprudence; a spacious seating area where you can read the classics; the basement for children’s books; the political book corner under the staircase – and many more. It’s like a restaurant with an endless menu of flavorful books to choose from. My favourite section is to the right of the entrance — the fiction books.
You can also stop by the little “gift shop” inside where the staff can beautifully wrap your books, or simply check out the nifty accessories or music boxes. That leads me to the other thing that I love about this place— its connection with music. A woman playing the piano beside the stairs once made my whole week, and the music books section along the stairs is always on my list when I visit. You should too, you won’t be disappointed.