March 10, 2013
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This Greenpoint bookstore has many books for native and fluent Polish speakers, as well as materials for Polish language learners.
I went there looking for language books for beginners, and the employees were very helpful. There were indeed a number of grammar books there, but I decided they weren’t for me. One book was entirely in Polish, which was not going to work at that point, since I was incapable of understanding grammatical explanations about Polish in Polish.
Another book had some explanations in English—but no answer key! No answer key, no purchase.
The store also had phrasebooks. I personally find phrasebooks useless.
Finally, they had CDs, but I already had Rosetta Stone.
It is hard to find good Polish materials, so I’m not sure these things were entirely the fault of Polonia. The staff seemed great, and it was a nice store with a healthy supply of Polish books.
882 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222