Carturesti Quinet, belonging to the Carturesti bookstore chain, is now Fandom, a space entirely dedicated to comics and comics enthusiasts.
This is the seventh library the chain owns in Bucharest and will host graphic novels, magazines, anthologies, albums, fanzines, Romanian and international manga and comics but also figurines, board games and a selection of films and series. The space was redesigned to accommodate several temporary comics exhibitions and the ceiling was drawn for the opening by comics author and collector Alexandru Ciubotaru, the creator of urban character Pisica Patrata (The Square Cat).
Fandom opens on January 28th with a costume party. The most interesting costumes will be awarded at the end of the night with magazines, albums and various accessories. The bookstore will be open Monday to Friday between 12.00 and 20.00 and Saturdays between 11.00 and 18.00.
With 18 concept-bookstores throughout the country, Carturesti opened its first location in 2000. Last year the chain opened the Carturesti Carusel concept store in a historic building downtown Bucharest, after a fitting project which cost EUR 400,000. Located in an 1860s building on the famous Lipscani street in Bucharest’s Old Town, the place, also nicknamed the Carousel of Lights, now accommodates a 1,000-sqm bookshop with 10,000 books, and a bisto – tea house on the last floor.
Photo source: Carturesti Facebook page