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Who we are 

We are Luminita, Andrew and Senan, an Irish-Romanian family living in Cork. Like any single child families, our lives are centred around the one and only child, his needs likes and dislikes. Luckily one of his big likes is books. As my big like is languages, the two came together in a very natural way and so our multicultural children’s book shop came to be. There is no greater feeling in the world than finding a thing you like to do and sharing it with your family. 

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Our Values 

We are family 

Luminita Books is foremost a project of love born from a mother's desire to pass on her language and heritage to her son. We are therefore a family business that wishes to make a difference in their community. 


As a semi expat family, we understand the challenges of passing on our heritage to our children.  One of our main goals is to help children and families reconnect with the language and culture of their native lands through the beauty of reading.

We pursue diversity 

Different views, cultures and experiences are core at Luminita Books.

Our Passion

A child reading can be a magical thing as their mind begins to expand and their imagination flows. This is especially beautiful when a parent can witness their child reading in their native language, taking in the culture of the country, and truly connecting with their home.

Here at Luminita Books, we are committed to bringing you a quality selection of children books sourced directly from your native countries. We believe that books in our native languages can be incredibly beneficial for our children's learning. We feel that these books can enrich our children's lives and should be accessible to everyone.


Not only is reading incredible for the imagination of a child, but it also introduces the child to the world of education in a fun and enjoyable way. As a child reads books, they will pick up various words and phrases and will therefore be learning without even realising it.

Although the aim of Luminita Books is to educate children, it is also a project of love, and is therefore much more than simply a book shop. Children's books allow parents to view the world through the eyes of a child and to truly feel the wonderful emotions a child feels when reading. Luminita Books strives to help parents to give their children a chance to be a part of their native culture and be aware and proud of their heritage.  

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