Atlantis Books 2018
A Brief History
In the spring of 2002, Oliver and Craig spent a week on the island of Santorini. The land inspired them and there was no bookshop, so they drank some wine and decided to open one. Oliver named it Atlantis Books and the two laughed about how their children would run it someday.
As they went about graduating from university, they rounded up some like-minded friends and in the winter of 2004 a gang hailing from Cyprus, England, and the United States drove from London across Europe to Santorini. We found an empty building in Oia, drank some whiskey, and signed a lease. We found a dog and a cat, opened a bank account, built some shelves and filled the place with books.
Atlantis Books opened in the spring of 2004 with the hope of bringing great art, literature, and conversation to one of the most beautiful environments in the world. We host writers and artists if they promise to make our place a little more interesting.
We adopted a new dog and a new cat along the way. Some of us have gotten married and had kids of our own, so we’re still laughing about how our children will run the shop someday.