Today I had the opportunity to meet some of the people behind the D'buk publishing house. More than a company a totally new concept on printed products.
They made their debut last April with the book Nostalgia Guatemalteca. A very nice coffee table book/conversation starter of expressions, foods, sayings, icons, landmarks that are all sure to bring a big laugh and a childhood memory. Last June I bought one for our son, one for my uncle in the US and one for myself. I hadn't blogged about it because I wasn't sure if people that are not Guatemalans could enjoy it as Guatemalans do, but today that I also got a peek at other publications out and on the brewing, I realized the debate in my mind about it, and other titles I will blog in the weeks and months to come, derives from the fact that they are all sui generis.
For my Guatemalan readers living abroad is a 'must buy'. For those of you who are not Guatemalan but speak Spanish is a 'gotta have'. If you don't fit in any of the previous descriptions but want to know the talk and the walk of a Chapin this is THE BOOK (d'buk).
The previous picture was the one that made the sale for me. The Quetzal de Piedra is a group of stones that someone 30 or more years ago decided to paint as a quetzal and then became a landmark, an icon. The Quetzal de Piedra is on the old road to Escuintla so ever since the new road was opened (about 15 years ago) I had not seen it, forgotten about it until this book! I can picture myself driving with my parents waiting for the curve were we would see the Quetzal de Piedra, with never absent "El quetzal!, el quetzal!, el quetzal!" yelling, a sign we were getting closer to Escuintla and to the beach.
$30.00 + $4.99 SandH. Ships to all Canada and US. Allow 10 days. For other countries email me.