Author Presentation and Book Signing - Kostas Krommidas, actor and author, will be presenting his new book, "Ογκρέσα," on Oct. 22, 2014. Kostas was born and grew up in Trikala. He is a graduate of the National Theatre and has acted on TV, in movies, and in live theatre. In May 2012 he published his first book, "Μπαμπά" which was followed by "Η ζωή που έλειπε" in May 2013. "Η ζωή" was later named one of the ten most memorable books of the year. He currently maintains a daily radio show on 97.5 and teaches public speaking at the Theatre of Change.
The Big Welcome Party - The Bookgarden held its inauguration party on Aug. 6, 2014 and it was a great success! Over 100 people came out to show their support for this new community center and bookshop. At the party there was a video showing, face-painting, music, food and fun! We were so honoured and humbled by all the positive things people had to say and are really looking forward to contributing to the cultural life of our wonderful village of Zitsa! Thank you!
Mexico!- On Aug. 1, 2014, Jasmine, a traveler from Mexico who stayed with Anna and Kostas for a night to experience life in a Greek village went to the bookshop to answer questions about her home country. After talking about Mexico - the culture, the physical country, the people, and much more, she answered questions and showed pictures of everyday life and special events like birthdays and festivals. Then everyone listened to some traditional Mexican music while Jasmine showed us how to dance. The kids were so excited to learn and then teach Jasmine some traditional Greek dances!