October 22, 2020


The Kiosk by Anete Melece is a visual and tactile delight.

Olga works in her kiosk, and she has worked there so long that she hasn't really ever left it. And though she reads about faraway places and dreams of distant seas, she cannot get out of her kiosk and therefore remains rooted to the same spot day after day. That is, until the day when she accidentally knocks the kiosk over and gets carried away on a journey that changes the way she sees things and make her dreams of traveling come true.

It's clear from the cover that this book is going to be charming and colorful. There is a giant, square die-cut on the cover so readers can see Olga trapped inside her kiosk from the get-go. But this book isn't about pity, and it's clear that she takes pride in her job and enjoys her interactions with customers. Her ability to literally go with the flow (however involuntary it might have started) gives her the flexibility to find a new perspective on her situation and take control of her world without giving up who she is and what she loves doing.  

The Kiosk published in the United States earlier this month from Gecko Press, and you can also watch the short film here:

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