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Keep children connected with their heritage

Children's books in native languages, now available in Ireland

We stock books in 
Spanish  Lithuanian  -  Romanian  -  English  -  Italian  -  French
Coming next: German, Portuguese

Ordering  native language books online
can be frustrating...

  • You have to search several online stores.

  • Deliveries take ages from others countries.

  • Delivery prices are very high.

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And that's why

Luminita  Books was born.


Luminita Books is a business-project born from a mother’s love for her son and the need to express that love most genuinely.


Parents can only share these intense feelings in the language we were loved as children and learned to love ourselves. 


At Luminita Books, we believe that all parents should have access to quality books at reasonable prices, without the pain and hassle of extended delivery times and costs.

Why choose Luminita Books?

Our company prides itself on bringing you the greatest titles available. We carefully look through catalogues, award lists and parents’ recommendations on social media groups to find the best possible books for you and your children.


We are also continuously creating partnerships with book publishers in various countries. This allows us to bring you native books and stories to share with your families and bring you closer to home. The ultimate goal of Luminita Books is for your child to expand their language and vocabulary skills, while also learning about the world and, most importantly, having fun.

Our readers

I find reading stories in Spanish to my daughters is one of my favourite things to do with them. I try to read to them as much as I can, and seeing them enjoying it and their Spanish vocabulary constantly expanding, as a result, is so rewarding. Luminita Books has a beautiful catalogue of books in Spanish and our order arrived so fast. Thank you Luminita Books for such a wonderful initiative. We will definitely be telling all our family friends about Luminita Books and buying from you again.

Pilar, Spanish mother, Dublin

For some time now, I’ve been wanting to purchase a few Romanian books for my son, but I had little to no success. Under the auspicious of serendipity, a few months ago I was lucky enough to meet Lumi, the force behind Luminita Books. At that time, Lumi was still finalizing the last details related to the website, and I could not buy any books yet; so she mailed me some from her own library. Last week, I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the most amazing children books I’ve ever seen.

I know Luminita for a long time now and she has always been a source of inspiration for me. I am really grateful for having such a great friend whom I can learn from and who is always suggesting me great books to read to my kids. My little ones just loved the books Luminita sent them for their birthday and one of their favourites is Ten Little Fingers (Helen Oxenbury, Mem Fox) and The Red Stilts (Eric Puybaret). I definitely recommend her and I am looking forward to discovering new books from Luminita Books.

Cristina Serban, Romanian mother and friend, Milan, Italy.

Collaborating for a better experience

At Luminita Books we make a big effort to work with interesting organisations that help us to provide a better experience for our community.  Our first collaboration is with Mother Tongues who are a social enterprise working to promote multilingualism and intercultural dialogue in Ireland.

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Now it is easier to...

Enjoy precious moments.

Share your culture with your child.

Develop your child's learning ability.

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