What is Long Stocking?
Long Stocking is a bookshop specializing in high quality children's literature. You will find books that capture the story, visual concepts, language quality and adaptations. We are looking for good children's books not only on the Czech market, but also abroad, which will be appreciated by young readers who will become acquainted with other languages and also for international families.
For whom is the Long Stocking?
Have you noticed that good books for children stand a bit aside in the flood of ordinary production? Do you have trouble to get oriented in the number of published children's books? Would you like to choose a good book for your children, but you are not sure how to find a good book? Then you have come to the right place.
Our bookshop focuses on the quality rather than the quantity. We choose and present books with great care to ensure your complete satisfaction with buying them and therefore saving that time for reading with your children.
Do you have half of our selection at home already and you don’t think there can be a book that would surprise you? We are here for you, too. We will be delighted to help you to appreciate the unique catches that find their way into our webs. And we will be happy to look for other ones as well.
Who's Long Stocking?
The two of us, Zuzana and Marcela. With Long Stocking we set out for our dream - to open a brick and mortar children's bookstore in Brno, a cozy place for meeting with books and over books. After a year of searching, this dream becomes reality at Jiráskova Street No. 2: we open on March 5, 2018!
has been an avid reader since her childhood. No Christmas or birthday was complete unless she was given at least one book. The study of Information Science and Librarianship at the Masaryk University Faculty of Arts was the right choice for her. She has now been a professional in the library environment for twelve years. With the birth of her children, she returned to children's literature and enthusiastically watches how her children love books as well. She likes to photograph and knit.
became a bookworm very early in her childhood. She has been attracted to beautiful things her whole life, so for her a book is also interesting as an object that ideally combines a strong story with original illustrations, a sensitive graphic design and high-quality rendition. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Brno University of Technology and worked for several years at the Hoffmann Atelier in Prague. She has never been able to devote to architecture fully, while she always loved to be busy with other projects from different environments. Maternity hastened this diversion, directing it to the creation of her own line of toys and to the interest in exceptional children's books. When she does not read, she likes to sing and even better, to dance.
Long Stocking on the way
Our traveling bookshop can be found in various places in the Czech Republic. Since June 2017, when we wrapped the books in a box and set out into the field for the first time, we have proven to ourselves many times that the selection of our books is also a pleasant diversification of events that at first sight are not connected to literature nor children. An unexpected connection to design, music, or theater benefits the books and live meetings with you are energizing and encouraging us to continue. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
- MINT: Brno Fashion Market 24
- OPEN Pocket 4, Hradec Králové
- BoSkovicE 2017
- Hračkobraní 2017, Kamenice nad Lipou
- Přísekohraní 2017, Příseka
- Prázdniny v Telči 2017
- Festival Polárkový dort 2017, Brno
- Sousedské slavnosti, Bílovice nad Svitavou
- Hrajeme si s rozumem 2017, Brno
- Dýňová slavnost v Otevřené zahradě 2017, Brno
- Meat Design Ostrava 2017
- December Design Days 2017, Brno
- Festival Malé oči 2018, Kino Scala, Brno
- Waldemarket, Brno
We could not do it on our own. We appreciate those people who, without their support, advice, assistance or cooperation, we could never reach so far. Thanks belongs to our families, Pinwheels bookshop, Nori Hamar, Vlněné sestry, Upupaepop studio, Ondřej Koupil, photo studio Daňkovi, Eva Marešová, David Bůžek, Roman Hřebecký, Ondřej Strava, Jakub Nosek, Impact Hub, Marek Adamkovič and all our customers.
Would you like our nomadic bookstore The Long Stocking to come to you?
Write to us or call us!