A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Serbian Book World

SerbianBookWorld.com is your quick stop to buying Serbian books and educational games in the USA.

Following your needs and wants, we started the website. Thank you for that.

Our mission:

To satisfy the need for Serbian books and educational games in the USA nurturing the Serbian culture far away from Serbia.

We are currently limited to the importation of products from Serbia, but we do cater to not only people from other former Yugoslavian countries but from all over the world as well.

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'Dereta', a prominent book publishing company from Serbia, is our exclusive partner. Their thirty year experience in the book publishing industry will undoubtedly contribute to our professionalism and customer service. Our online bookstore offers thousands of books from Serbian authors, as well as their English translated versions, and worldwide bestsellers translated into Serbian. Our warehouse in Chicago holds various genres including world classics, Serbian literature, science books, children books, educational games, and many others. Our standards are high, therefore if there is a book that you want, and we don't have it online, we would be more than happy to take your special order, and deliver the books to you at an affordable price as soon as possible.

We were creative and decided to challenge ourselves by not only starting an online bookstore but also to try to unite Serbian people in the USA through books. Therefore, we started first Serbian Book Club in the USA and SerbKidsStoryTime.

Goals of our Book Clubs:

  • Promote and nurture Serbian culture.
  • Gather book lovers on a monthly basis to discuss the best invention of the 15th century-books, while socializing & enjoying Serbian coffee/wine.
  • Publish book news.
  • Serves as a platform where book lovers can connect, exchange their book reviews, and suggest books to each other.
  • Connect our children and familiarize them with the traditional Serbian "bajke", and at the same time help them improve their Serbian.

People Directory

Vaso Ćuković

Najveći bokeljski dobrotvor svih vremena

Vaso Ćuković je rođen u Risnu, 09. jula 1858. g. od oca Lazara i majke Stane, u uglednoj trgovačkoj porodici, sa osmoro djece. Volio je školu, kao mlad pomagao ocu u trgovinu, i izučio zanat u Risnu, ali, nemirrnog duha, već sa 12 godina je otputovao kod tetka u Trst, koji je takođe bio trgovac U Trstu je završio višu trgovačku školu i odlično savladao grčki i italijanski jezik. Sa 16 godina se zaposlio u, tada poznatoj, grčkoj firmi "Hydias" kao činovnik. 1877. godine je, na nagovor jednog pomorskog kapetana iz Risna, kojeg je sreo u Trstu, otplovio za daleku Ameriku. Prvo u Njujork, pa San Francisko gdje je imao namjeru da se bavi trgovinom. U početku je to išlo veoma teško. Radeći svakojake poslove, učeći jezik , put ga je odveo u Nevadu, grad Reno, gdje mu je živio rođak, koji ga je pomogao sa 100 USD, što mu je bilo dovoljno, da započne samostalo, malu trgovinu. Ni tu nije uspio. U gradu Virginia Sity je radio kao prevodilac. U Virginiji, Neveda, je pokušao da radi sa rudnicima, bezuspješno, a radio je poslove čistača u jednoj bilijarnici, gdje se i upoznao sa kockarskim igrama.  Lutalačka težnja ga odvodi na kratko na Aljasku, a konačno, 1895. g. stiže je u Denver, Colorado. Tu kupuje zemlju, nastavlja trgovinu, otvara tada poznate kockarnice i za kratko vrijeme stiče veći kapital. Zahvaljujući svojim sposobnostima i inteligenciji Vaso Ćuković postaje u to vrijeme jedan od najuglednijih i najuticajnijih ličnosti grada Denvera.  Žrtvujući svoja materijalna sredstva učestvuje u izgradnji i uljepšavanju grada, pomaže razne humane akcije i učestvuje u javnom i političkom životu.

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On The Holy Liturgy

by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich

The Divine Liturgy is at the center of Orthodox Christian life. It is through the Eucharist that the faithful are united with Christ and therefore with one another. Every Eucharistic gathering is an image and a reality of the Heavenly Liturgy, i.e. unceasing Synaxis of angels and saints around God’s throne. Thus the Liturgy is the proclamation of and a real image of God’s Kingdom in this world.

In this television interview conducted by the Logos, a renowned Orthodox theologian and retired Bishop of Zahumlje and Hercegovina, his Grace Atanasije, brings forth these essential points citing historical development of the Liturgies bringing to light the present misunderstanding of certain Liturgical actions and movements.

Bishop Atanasije aptly points out the necessity for Liturgical renewal, i.e. moving away from passive liturgical attendance to active participation and immersion of the soul and body into a full communion with Christ.

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