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.

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His Grace Bishop Dr. Maxim

Episkopos, Professor, Artist

His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic) of Hum was elected Bishop of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South American at the regular assembly of the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade, Serbia in 2006. Bishop Maxim is docent of the Divinity School at the Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade, and was teaching Christian Anthropology and Sociology at the University of East Sarajevo.

His Grace Bishop Maxim graduated from the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1993. He completed his Masters of Theology at the University of Athens in 1996, and then three years later, in 1999, at the same university, he defended his doctorate in the field of Dogmatics and Patristics.

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Publishing

My Brother's Keeper

by Fr. Radovan Bigovic

Rare are the books of Orthodox Christian authors that deal with the subject of politics in a comprehensive way. It is taken for granted that politics has to do with the secularized (legal) protection of human rights (a reproduction of the philosophy of the Enlightenment), within the political system of so-called "representative democracy", which is limited mostly to social utility or to the conventional rules of human relations. Most Christians look at politics and democracy as unrelated with their experience of the Church herself, which abides both in history and in the Kingdom, the eschaton. Today, the commercialization of politics—its submission to the laws of publicity and the brainwashing of the masses—has literally abolished the "representative" parliamentary system. So, why bother with politics when every citizen of so-called developed societies has a direct everyday experience of the rapid decline and alienation of the fundamental aspects of modernity?

In the Orthodox milieu, Christos Yannaras has highlighted the conception of the social and political event that is borne by the Orthodox ecclesiastical tradition, which entails a personalistic (assumes an infinite value of the human person as opposed to Western utilitarian individualism) and relational approach. Fr Radovan Bigovic follows this approach. In this book, the reader will find a faithful engagement with the liturgical and patristic traditions, with contemporary thinkers, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, all in conversation with political science and philosophy. As an excellent Orthodox theologian and a proponent of dialogue, rooted in the catholic (holistic) being of the Orthodox Church and of his Serbian people, Fr Radovan offers a methodology that encompasses the above-mentioned concerns and quests.