Here the holiday period has now officially started. Those who have not yet decided how to plan the summer will have to hurry, so they don’t meet August in the company of dreams and late plans. Let us now think of suitcases and bags, of determining of destinations, of booking rooms, of swimming suits, snorkel and a mask and of the evening dresses that will impress friends, strangers and of course ourselves. We will very soon loaded these bags on ships and we will sail with relief to the favorites islands of salvation.
And in the heavy bags, among other things there will also be books. Why they don’t they dive into the sea as well? Do they not have their needs...? For vacation, for one better, "summer" reading? Of course they do. This should be clear to the man lately claimaning that he understands everything. But enough with the jokes.
On what books will the Greeks take to the islands this year, we spoke with Mrs. Olga Zisi from the department of communication and public relations of the publishing house Papasotiriu. "Surely in the summer people read more fiction. There is a quite strong preference towards lighter literature. This is understandable ..."- explains Ms. Zisi. "In the summer our sales always increase. I do not know whether the books are read until the end, but we definite sell more than during the rest of the year." To comply with this trend, the publishing house has even prepared a special summer catalog for its clients entitled Books and More. In the catalog we find books for children and youngsters, fiction, crime novels, fiction, researches in the field of psychology, history and business. Here are some of the headlines: "Top Story 3 Disney", "Time for Bed Little One" by Caroline Pitcher, "Small Mouse Big City" by Simon Prescott, "Stories of princesses" by Claude Clément, "The tree, which had wings" by Angeliki Darlasi, "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanar" by Stephenie Meyer, "Marked" by Kristin Cast P.S. and Cast, "Thrill" by Maggie Stiyvotar, "Pretties" by Scott Uestarfeld. Here are also the "With crossed hands" by Atina Kakuri, "A hungry mouth" by Lena Sofas, " Who remembers Alphonse" by Kostas Akrivos," Small and yet smaller female stories" by Michalis Ganas and many others.
Besides the many premieres, prepared for the summer the publishing house offers a "second" reading of some of the "evergreen" books. These are books which, in the words of Mrs. Olga Zisi never fade away and do not lose their value. "Our selection covers all tastes. Books are sold for many years, and this means that they still have something to say to the reader - explains Ms. Zisi. Its friendly attitude to customers the Papasotiriu Publishing house has proved also with the special program bfriends, through which it offers books on promotional prices.
So, for those who keep the summer only for the sea and the sand and stubbornly refuse to read let's say that reading is not at all a boring and lonely occupation. Because the sea and the islands are beautiful, but no matter how long you look into the blue it is still blue... At some point after we have sent away anoher night with wine and ouzo, and welcomed the morning with a beer it is very likely that we ask ourselves "So now what?" Well open a book and you will see!