Clevo Blog

  • Why You Should Support Your Local Bookstore

    · By Cathryn Bergman

    It can be tempting to choose the speedy option of ordering books online in the era of Amazon Prime's next-day shipping, but nothing will ever truly replace the experience of entering a carefully curated bookstore and knowing that you are helping a local business. Whether it be through the lense of a woman author, a German children's author or something else super unique, local bookstores offer selections that chains and online selling options do not or cannot.  Knowledgeable Staff The majority of locally owned bookstores are carefully curated by the owners and staff. This suggests that those who work there...

  • Clevo Books in Downtown Cleveland

    · By Cathryn Bergman

    Now open in downtown Cleveland, Clevo Books offers a unique selection of reading material you won’t often find in any other local bookstore. Clevo Books specializes in translated, foreign books from world-renowned authors and master storytellers. Our selection of translated books is sure to have something for every reader! Translated Books We include translated books from authors all over the world in both fiction and nonfiction, as well as all sorts of genres, from children’s books to novels, and more! The translation of our foreign books keeps the voice and heart of the author apparent in the book, so that...

  • How I Found My First Project and Its Title

    · By Marc Lansley

    I came to translation later in life. I had just failed miserably in a business and was looking for my next adventure. I discovered that Kent State University had a Master of Arts degree in translation studies and I was fluent in German. I graduated from the program in 2007 at the age of 36, with experience translating portions of two non-fiction books.

  • Interview with Andrea von Treuenfeld (Going Back)

    · By Marc Lansley

    In the early days of sharing information about “Going Back” by Andrea von Treuenfeld, everyone had questions for the author that they posed to me. I then compiled a list of those questions and sent them to Ms. von Treuenfeld who graciously responded to them.

  • Bela Cukierman describes fleeing to Shanghai in 1940

    · By Marc Lansley

    We left in September 1940. We went through Poland first, then continued on the Trans-Siberian Railway, then by land to Harbin. We went from there to the coast and then to Shanghai by ship. We arrived around Christmas time, but our travels were not uninterrupted—there were also stops. My mother spoke of Lake Baikal and of the infinite tediousness on the train as well. In Poland and Russia, there were Jewish groups who came to the train station and took us into their homes. This allowed my mother to bathe me or my parents could sleep.

  • Going Back To Their Homeland?

    · By Marc Lansley

    “Going Back” is a collection of autobiographical stories from German-Jewish refugees documented by Andrea von Treuenfeld, published by Clevo Books in Spring, 2018. The book tells the stories of 16 Jewish women who fled Nazi Germany and their decisions to return to live in their original homeland years later.