都柏林的書局|伊森 Eason

(繼續雙語閱讀|Read in Mandarin & English)

有人跟我一樣到書局就會瘋掉嗎?尤其是那種有一整層文具用品的書局?我每次到這種店都會失心瘋,什麼都想買!今天要帶大家去看看愛爾蘭最大的書局之一:伊森書局,這間書局位在歐康納大街上(O’Connell Street),這條大街可以說是都柏林最熱鬧的地區。書局門口滿美的,再加上石刻的年份更有味道,好,跟太太一起逛逛書局吧!

Is there anyone just like me that as soon as you step into a bookstore you just go crazy? Not to mention a bookstore that has its own dedicated stationary floor? I just can’t help looking at those stuff and wanting to buy them all! So today we are going to see one of the biggest bookstores in Dublin, the Eason bookstore on the O’Connell Street which is in the heart of Dublin City. The front door looks quite nice with the iconic engraving of the year when Eason was founded. Now let’s go in!

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書局的第一層樓就是各種書籍,從暢銷書、小說、心靈類的書籍到文學類的書,應有盡有。

The ground floor of the bookstore is the typical book sections, here you can see books of all sorts from best sellers, fictions, self help publications to literature and so on.

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這一區的書籍很有趣,它的標題叫做「未看先讀」,這些都是被改編成電影的書,不知道大家對改編自小說的電影有什麼想法?我自己是覺得書跟電影要分開來欣賞,不要去比較比較好,如果你先讀了書,看電影的時候自然不要期望所有的情節都會被演出來,如果你先看了電影,也可以給自己一個機會讀讀小說,這樣可以對故事有更深一層的理解。我覺得先看電影再讀小說比較不會失望,畢竟你不會覺得有什麼細節被刪減了,不過先看電影的話,閱讀時的角色形象就會被電影選角框住……總之,人生苦短,誰還有時間比較,兩種都好好享受就對了啦~(到底是誰先開始比的?)

This section is quite interesting to me, “Read it before you see it." Obviously this bookshelf is dedicated to books that are adapted into movies. Don’t know how you guys feel about film adaptation, personally I think it is better to enjoy the book and the adaptation separately and without any expectation. Say you read the book first then you should not expect its adaption would follow the story to the T.  If you watch the movie before you read the book, you should also give the book a chance and enjoy the story in depth. I find it easier to watch an adapted film before reading its book since you wouldn’t feel like any details are left out however when you read the book you would be visualizing those characters in the way they are portrayed in the movie so…well ain’t nobody got time for that evaluation, just enjoy both then, life is short, haha. (Who started all the discussion anyways!)

 

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飲食:Food and Drink

我最喜歡的種類!

Haha one of my favorite sections!

 

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不是特別要打廣告,但是這個 Donal Skehan 的食譜都很厲害啊,我過去做過幾道他設計的料理,都超級好吃的~對了,他還是愛爾蘭人喔!

I’m not trying to promote anything here but Donal’s recipes are super tasty. I’ve tried a few of his dishes and they all turned out super yum. Btw way he is Irish!

 

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當然也少不了甜點大師瑪莉貝利的烘焙書啦~

Of course the legendary Mary Berry’s cookbooks are also on the shelf!

 

不知道大家都是怎麼選書的?我是很容易被書封的設計吸引,完全走以貌取書的路線哈哈,有時候我會因為看過改編的電影,進而對小說感興趣而去購買,像是《愛在他鄉》、《別讓我走》、《蘇西的世界》、《梅岡城故事》、《少年Pi的奇幻漂流》、《太陽帝國》、《飛越杜鵑窩》等等,這些都是電影、小說都很精采的作品。

I don’t know how you guys select new books when you are in a bookstore, for me I’m most attracted to beautiful book covers, a practice which is totally against the philosophy of never judge a book by its cover lol. Sometimes I buy novels after I watched the movie adaptations such as Brooklyn, Never Let Me Go, The Lovely Bones, Life of Pi, To Kill A Mockingbird, Empire Of The Sun, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, etc. These movies are all wonderful and the reads are amazing, too!

 

這些是光看書封我就會想買的書~

Let’s see some books that I want to buy just because of the covers!

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哈利波特系列我已經讀過了,但是 20 週年紀念的封面那麼美,好想擁有!

I’ve read Harry Potter series but this 20th anniversary edition looks so good that I want to own it.

 

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樓下是童書類跟青年小說,不過我今天沒去樓下逛。

Downstairs we got children’s books and YA novels but I didn’t go down there today.

 

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我比較感興趣的是二樓,滿滿的文具、卡片、筆記本、文件夾等等的,還有一些家具的裝飾和用品,二樓也有一個毛線編織用品的專屬空間。

I’m more into the first floor where you have a wide range of stationary, such as cards, notebooks, folders and so much more, they even have sections for home deco, a workshop area for knitting materials and tools.

 

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我竟然覺得這個鉛筆盒很可愛,我怎麼了?

I thought this pencil case is quite cute hahaha why!?

 

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二樓最讓人驚訝的就是卡片區超大,生日卡片、致哀卡片、祝福卡片、週年紀念卡片、多功能卡片應有盡有,想買什麼都買得到。

The most impressive part of the first floor is the spacious card zone. You got call kinds of card, from birthday cards, sympathy cards, wishing cards, anniversary cards to miscellaneous cards. Name one occasion you need a card and this floor definitely got you cover.

 

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最猛的就是小朋友的生日卡啦,從 1 歲到 16 歲都有,1 到 10 歲我還各選了一張,選得好像我有孩子要過生日。

The most epic ones are the birthday cards for kids that range from 1 year old to 16 years old. I picked out one card each from year 1 to 10, as if I had a kid having birthday next week!

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1 到 10 歲的卡片都有自己的一整櫃,但是 11 到 16 歲全部被放在一起,是怎樣?小孩長大了爸媽就不寫卡片了嗎?

You have a whole shelf for each year from 1 to 10 but then 11 to 16 are all arranged together, is it parents stop buying cards for their teenagers?

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有一架全部都是婚禮相關的商品,卡片、禮物、相框等等的。

There is an entire shelf for wedding cards, gifts and picture frames.

 

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還有剛剛講到的手工針織專屬的區域。

And this above-mentioned area for knitting.

 

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一邊是卡片和手工針織區,另一區則是各種商品和居家擺設等用品。

You have cards and knitting area at one side and the other side you have products of all sorts and some home decorations.

 

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這裡有香氛蠟燭、明信片、馬克杯、相框、存錢筒、裝飾品等等的。

Here you have candles, postcards, mugs and cups, picture frames, piggy banks, decorations and stuff.

 

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這一些杯子蠻有趣的,杯子上都印了一個主題或是職業,像是「我是工程師」、「我是老師」、釣魚、高爾夫球等等,最底下一排開始上面印的都是人名。譬如說「新好男人亞當」。

These mugs are quite fun they all have a theme or occupation such as “fishing", “golfing", “I’m an engineer", “I’m a teacher", etc. and the ones bellow have names on them like “the top bloke Adam."

 

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這個杯子我喜歡,上面寫了「心在哪,家就在哪」。

This mug is quite nice and it says “home is where the heart is."

 

 

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雨天備案資金

看到很多有趣的存錢筒,我喜歡這個。

There are some interesting coin containers and this one caught my attention.

 

 

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有名字的巧克力。

Chocolates with names on it.

 

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這個吊飾我會想買,上面寫的句子直譯是「我愛你愛到從地球到月球來回一趟」 (天啊,翻得超爛哈哈哈,這個有很多詮釋,從地球到月球再回來的距離很遠,這樣跑一趟很久,就是愛你愛到天荒地老的意思。)

One of the decorations I like to have, it says “I love you to the moon and back."

 

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這個東西是我今天差點手滑買下的,天啊,廚房用的單位轉換表欸,好想買喔~哈哈。

This is the only thing I saw today and almost got it on impulse. How awesome is that? Hello, a kitchen conversion board ne! I wanted it so much haha.

 

這家書局空間頗大,三樓還有咖啡廳,這裡的東西我很喜歡,有機會一定再來買書、文具什麼的,或是把那個可愛的轉換表帶回家。這附近也有一家很可愛的店叫做「會飛的老虎」(Flying Tiger Copenhagen),是間來自北歐哥本哈根的生活雜貨,他們賣的東西很有趣又平價,不知道大家有沒有興趣,想不想我也寫一篇這樣的介紹文?覺得很可以的留個言吧!

This bookstore is quite big and they have a cafe on the second floor even, The first floor is full of things I like, I will definitely come back again for some books and cards and perhaps this conversion board. There is a store nearby called Flying Tiger Copenhagen and they have some interesting and inexpensive stuff as well, I wonder if you guys would like to see the store and read a post like this one? Let me know in the comment!

 

 

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