ATG Quirky: A Book Collection That Survived War, Fascism, and Neglect

by | Feb 5, 2020 | 0 comments

This post in Atlas Obscura focuses on a book collection housed in the Serbian city of Belgrade that “one family has kept – going and growing – since 1720”


Authored by Bhavya Dore, the article takes the reader on a tour of the library and family home by “Viktor Lazic, a 34-year-old writer, translator, and lawyer, whose family has preserved the collection for nine generations and in the process, rescued numerous volumes.

Obviously this is no small undertaking. The collection is world class, numbering over a million volumes housed in two museums; one dedicated to books and travel and the other to Serbian Literature.

Needless to say, it’s a remarkable story!

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