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Literature to Empower Yourself #1

“What is the best way to empower yourself and those around you?”

In our experience, its to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. You start to understand the trials, traumas and triumphs of those you emulate, which often leads to greater empathy and solidarity.

But we can’t literally walk a mile in everyone’s shoes or we’d have a collection of footwear that would even make Imelda Marcos blush!

So how do we empower ourselves through understanding others? Unsurprisingly for a book shop, we have a suggestion in mind: read! Continue reading Literature to Empower Yourself #1

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Charco Press & the Art of Translation

Translating fiction can be extraordinarily difficult. So how do you find a publisher that guarantees high quality translations with every book?

We’ve all had that experience of reading a book that was apparently wonderful in the original French which then turns out to be disjointed, stilted and sometimes plain weird in the translation!

Translating fiction from other languages while retaining the spirit of the original is one of the toughest challenges out there for a publishing company. Many try but few succeed as consistently as our featured publisher: Charco Press.

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