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Our bookstore in Old Riga at Aspazijas 24 is the largest bookstore in Latvia offering the widest range of books and stationery.

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"Towering flame" - The Life & Times of ‘Peter the Painter’, By Philip Ruff

The Houndsditch murders of three City of London policemen in 1910 and the ensuing “Siege of Sidney Street”, in which Latvian anarchists took on Winston Churchill and the British Army, have entered into East London folklore. But no one ever accounted for the mysterious Peter the Painter, popularly supposed to be the leader of the gang and to have escaped the burning house during the battle. This book solves the mystery. Here for the first time is proof of the real identity of Peter the Painter; the amazing story of his life and revolutionary career; and of the hitherto unknown history of Latvian anarchism. The violent events in London are revealed to be part of a much bigger story which lay behind them – the 1905 revolution in the Baltic and the armed resistance to Russian state terrorism which followed it. This is a story of class war, revolution and survival; and of a small nation striving to assert its identity; a story that, in the context of a resurgence of Russian imperial ambition aimed at the Baltic States, has particular resonance today.

Magnum Photos 70 - A Year To Celebrate Photography

This year, Magnum Photos celebrates 70 years of contribution to photography and world history with the launch of a special anniversary program celebrating our historic legacy, our community, and our contemporary photographic practices: public events, exhibitions and notably “Magnum Manifesto” - a book published by Thames & Hudson.

To show our support for the history and future of quality photographic art Bookstore "Valters un Rapa" has taken part of this year's celebration by offering a range of core titles from Magnum Photos to our customers!

The legacy left by Paul Max Bertschy

An honourable book has been created about the work of notable architect Paul Max Bertschy, which illustrates richly the story of Liepāja – the history of its evolution and development. With this book, the residents of Liepāja, our supporters, and aficionados of Bertschy’s work have a wonderful opportunity to become acquainted with Liepāja and experience its history and current situation from a different viewpoint.

"Architektur livländischer Gutshäuser” von Imants Lancmanis

“Vidzemes muižu arhitektūra. Architektur livländischer Gutshäuser” von Imants Lancmanis ist eine Studie anlässlich der im Mai 2015 im Museum Cēsis (Wenden) eröffneten Ausstellung “Die livländische Ritterschaft und Lettland”.

Die reichlich bebilderte Ausgabe schildert das vielfältige kulturelle Erbe Livlands und die Architektur der Gutshäuser des Livländischen Ordens, der Vasallen des Erzbischofs zu Riga und des von ihnen abstammenden Adels.

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