What we're about

We’re a second-hand bookstore close to Lisbon’s city centre. We organise cultural events in English in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere, from writing workshops to various kinds of book clubs and other social events for meeting new people. Even though our events are in English, we have a good mix of international and local participants - so you’re welcome to come regardless of nationality or command of the language.

Besides cultural activities, we sell books - obviously :) We have a varied selection of used books in English (both fiction and non-fiction). Many of our books are in excellent condition and have affordable prices.

For more information, visit our website: www.bookshopbivar.com or follow us on Facebook. We look forward to getting to know you!

Upcoming events (2)

Creative Xchanges: Writing Without Rhyme or Reason

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A not so serious discussion about writing for screen, stage, and page. With Mick Greer, Christopher Murphy and Peter Murphy. Three multi-faceted, creative types with lots of experience to share on the subject of writing. ABOUT THE EVENT Creative Xchanges is an event that brings together creative minds from various walks of life to have conversations about art, creativity and the things that make life worth living. The panel is made up of people immersed in the worlds of music, literature, theatre, design, fashion, fine arts, photography and much more. ORGANIZERS: The event was created in 2017 by Peter D Murphy - writer of Irish origins, currently living in Lisbon, author of The Last Weekend of the Summer and the Life & Times Trilogy (http://peterdmurphy.com/books/). Paula Pascu - With a background in psychology and experience in business development, Paula nurtures a long-term passion for literature and cinema. She has organised over 50 cultural events in Lisbon over the past 2 years. Her favourite subjects of discussion are vampires and mafia movies. Suresh Nampuri- in his dalliances with black holes and theatre, has wandered through various countries on multiple continents as an academic and director of plays and movies. He has finally chosen to settle down in leafy Lusitania where he has co-founded a creative collective, JÁ International Theatre.

Bivar Book Club - "Baking Cakes in Kigali" Q&A with the author

BIVAR BOOK CLUB Thursday 30 May Agenda: 19h30 - 20h30: Discussion about the book 20h30 - 21h00: Q&A with the author, Gaile Parkin ABOUT THE BOOK "Baking Cakes in Kigali" is a tale of resilience and hope set in modern day Rwanda. This is a uniquely charming, gently moving, deliciously funny novel about life, love and cake. The book was shortlisted for the 2010 McKitterick Prize. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Gaile Parkin was born and raised in Zambia and studied at universities in South Africa and England. She has lived in many different parts of Africa, including Rwanda, where Baking Cakes in Kigali is set. She spent two years in Rwanda as a VSO volunteer at the new university doing a wide range of work: teaching, mentoring, writing learning materials, working with the campus clinic to counsel students with HIV/AIDS, and doing gender advocacy and empowerment work. Evenings and weekends, she counselled women and girls who were survivors. Many of the stories told by the characters in Baking Cakes for Kigali are based on or inspired by stories Parkin was told herself. 1. SIGN UP for the event. 2. Get ready for an interesting discussion.

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