Bratislava blueberries awarded

THE BRATISLAVA Čučoriedka (Blueberry), the awards given to those deemed to have most enriched Bratislava life, this year went to historian Štefan Holčík and the owners of the Steiner antiquarian bookshop, Selma Steinerová and Dagmar Ložeková, reported the TASR news agency.

THE BRATISLAVA Čučoriedka (Blueberry), the awards given to those deemed to have most enriched Bratislava life, this year went to historian Štefan Holčík and the owners of the Steiner antiquarian bookshop, Selma Steinerová and Dagmar Ložeková, reported the TASR news agency.

The awards were the creation of the popular late comedian, Július Satinský. This was only the second year they have been awarded.

Holčík's work unveils the history of the capital in rich detail and brings it to the general public in books and newspaper articles. The current deputy mayor, Holčík regularly contributes to the Bratislavské noviny newspaper.

Steinerová and Ložeková were recognized for renewing the Steiner antiquarian bookshop, an important Bratislava landmark on Ventúrska street, known by experts as well as laymen. Apart from selling books, the shop specializes in period maps, postcards, photographs, artworks and musical scores.

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