"Atlantico Books was recommended to me by a friend and teacher; I was pleasantly surprised by the comprehensive and straight-forward website. I searched many retailers to find European Portuguese materials -- all to no avail. I sent an email to Atlantico books and they were immensely helpful. They humored my attempts to communicate in Portuguese and helped me to decide what product would best suit my studies. Most of all, there is a sense of security I did not experience with other sellers. Other sellers are never as responsive; I trust Atlantico books. I know I have found the premier resource of Portuguese literature and teaching and student material. I highly recommend Atlantico books to others!"
Adam Mahler, Portuguese student, Bedford, NY
"Hi Elena, I love your web site and your level of customer service. I have sent your site address to many friends, I hope they place orders from you."
Bob Saraceni, Musician & Portuguese-Lover, Newtown, CT
"Cara Elena, Thank you for your prompt reply! I will make an order as soon as I get home today, and I feel I found a great book store to help me to learn the language! Obrigada." Saori S, Mercer Island, Washington
"Thank you so much for your wonderful updates! I am very happy to say that here at West Virginia University, we have started our beginning (Brazilian) Portuguese program. I am coordinating the series, and I am working with one graduate teaching assistant who is from Brazil."
Sandra Dixon, Department of Foreign Languages, West Virginia University
"Safely packed & very fast delivery. Thank you! I like the Halloween sticker."
Dennis Peter, Franklin Square, NY
"Elena, eu estava lendo o livrinho Ao Redor do Mundo. O seu ensaio mostra o que é possível quando uma pessoa gosta de uma língua e cultura e faz um esforço para aprendê-las. É uma inspiração para alunos de português. Também gostei do artigo sobre os japoneses-brasileiros. Outro sobre o ensino de gramática e as diferenças entre o português brasileiro e o européio é interessante. Ainda tenho que estudar as mudanças do AO com mais detalhe. Para nós, professores de portugês, estas mudanças são difíceis depois de tantos anos de escrever os acentos de um jeito. Ainda não me acostumo de escrever "ideias" em vez de "idéias." Porém eu ensino português para iniciantes (e os de segundo ano) então tenho que ensinar para eles as mudanças. Pelo menos com o português brasileiro não é tão drástico como com o europeio--tem muitas palavras com "cc", "cç" ct, etc. que eles terão que mudar."
Celeste Mann, Portuguese Professor, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
I received the Songbook Tom Jobim Vol 1 today—it is really nice and filled with photos, stories in Port. & English, and lead sheets for 40 songs! Eventually, I will probably buy the other 2 volumes from you... I knew that someone had to publish MPB songbooks, but this is the first time I’ve seen a whole catalog of them! I see many songbooks by favorites of mine—Joao Bosco, Elis Regina, Vinicius, etc. Elena, obrigado!!
--Fred Schroyer, Violonista Canhoto, Freelance Writer/Editor/Book Developer, Waynesburg, PA
Thank you for the books. They arrived on time and in great condition. I will definitely be doing business with your company in the future. I really like the amount of books you have available.
--Daniel Dias, Tigard, Oregon
"We here at BYU sure appreciate all the hard work you do in our behalf, Elena!"
Debby Catano, Textbook Expeditor, BYU Bookstore, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
"Thank so much for your help with my Brazilian books. I received them a little over a week ago, and I am in the process of reading them for my courses."
Peter Sufrin, Portuguese Student, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
"Foi muito bom trabalhar consigo. E nao hesitaria em participar noutra coletanea com a Atlantico Books. É engracado que fui encontrar o seu site ha cerca de dois anos quando andava a tentar terminar a minha coleccao de Eca de Queiroz (que trouxe de Portugal), e nao encontrava sitio nenhum que tivessem livros em Portugues, e lembro-me de ficar super feliz ao encontrar o seu simpatico site no google. E os livros depois chegavam sempre com um bookmark ou um cartaozinho muito querido e acolhedor. Posso dizer que tenho muito orgulho em ter participado num projecto com uma casa que se mostra ser de respeito e com gente boa (nao ha' muito disso hoje em dia!) Por tudo isto, e por muito mais, obrigada pela oportunidade, pela amizade, e pelos servicos impecaveis. Se existir alguma lista imaginaria em algum sitio entitulada "Os Amigos da Atlantico Books" pode ter a certeza que o meu nome esta' la marcado a tinta permanente!"
S. Oliveira, Escritora, West Haven, CT
"I got the books in the mail today! I can't tell you how much of a help you have been and how much I appreciate it. I wanted to thank you again. I will always highly recommend your business whenever I get the chance. Thanks."
Marci Ichimura, Brooklyn NY
"Eu vou ensinar Missa do Galo e Outros Contos, Vol. 1 no curso 325 (advanced grammar). Também vou dar Português Via Brasil (curso avançado). Estive a ver os contos e gostei bastante das perguntas de compreensão. Penso que os meus alunos vão disfrutar, aprendendo ao mesmo tempo a língua. Esta é a primeira vez que vou ensinar Missa do Galo, mas por experiência, penso que os alunos vão gostar."
Ana Paula Serra, Rutgers New Brunswick (New Jersey), Professora de Português
"Thanks for your great selection of Brazilian music books!"
Linda Binder, Mandolinist
"Thanks very much for the "Tudo Azul" CD, which I have received, and I'll be looking forward to receiving the book "How To Say Anything In Portuguese" (I'm sure it will give a big boost to my learning Portuguese!). It's a pleasure dealing with you and I'll be glad to meet you one day!"
Carol Rhine-Medina, Certified Court Interpreter & Translator
San Francisco, CA
"Recebi o livro Missa do Galo hoje. Achei super bonitinho como você o embrulhou e adorei os selos também...tenho coleção. Muito obrigado pelo bom serviço. Desejo muito sucesso para voce em 2010!"
Um Abraço do Gregory Larson,
Brazilian Studies Student, Florida International University, Miami FL
"Obrigada pelo apoio que você nos dá!"
Debora Ferreira, Professora de Português, Utah Valley University, Orem Utah
"Elena, thank you for your help. I received "A Gargula" earlier this week - exactly what I wanted. I will certainly keep you in mind for my future purchases!"
"I love the Choros book. Thanks!"
Renata B, Scotts Valley, California
"We love Atlantico Books! They make so many efforts on our behalf, and always follow through. They've streamlined the foreign book ordering process, making it as painless and straightforward as possible. Thanks to Atlantico, I now actually enjoy ordering Portuguese books!"
Whitney H., Textbooks, Utah State University Bookstore
"Muito obrigada. Recebi os livros e no futuro eu gostaria de comprar mais livros porque estou estudando portugues sozinha. Gostaria de aprender mais sobre a cultura brasileira. Mais uma vez, muito obrigada por tudo."
Aura Martinez, Bronx, New York
"I ordered the DVD "Mistêrio do samba" earlier this year, and, more recently, the book "Português descomplicado". Both arrived in good shape, so thank you for sending them! I was pleased and satisfied with the experience! Thank you again!"
Allen Allison, Language Lab Librarian
Linguistics Department, University of California, San Diego
"Obrigada Elena... Eu ouvi de Atlantico de um post no site Mandolin Cafe. Como alguém que toca choro e também estuda português, a sua seleção de livros é incomparável e bem escolhida."
Lauren Steely, Mandolinist, West Hollywood, California
"Thank you for your prompt response to my inquiry. I did get the materials as you promised. It is just what I wanted, and I am sure it will serve the purpose really well. I will keep you aprised of my effort in using the book and cd to teach english. I expect success."
Bob Cooper, Brooklyn, New York
"As the foreign language buyer in a small public library with a small foreign language budget, I had become accustomed to limited selections and slow service from the vendors of the handful of languages we provide to our patrons. Finding Atlantico was like taking a breath of fresh air. Elena is wonderful. The website is great. And we've promptly received everything we've wanted even if it wasn't on the website. They have my highest recommendation."
Julie Glendon Reference Dept., Acton Memorial Library
"Our experience with Missa do Galo e Outros Contos, Vol. 1 this term was excellent. The students appreciated the fact that the book is small and portable, and the study guides and the questions were very useful too. The three students taking that course now have a good idea about Machado's style and his subject matters. They have become fans!"
Eva Bueno, Portuguese Professor, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
"Thanks so much for the book. It arrived just on time for my first Portuguese class. The wrapping was very amusing, and did a well job protecting the book. Muito obrigada!"
Yoana Walschap, Norman, Oklahoma
"Elena, I recieved the book I had ordered. It came on time for my son's birthday... and I'm really happy to know I can buy books in Portuguese at AtlanticoBooks.com. Thank you very much."
Katia Rizk, Houston, TX
"Quero lhe agradecer muito em sua ajuda na rapida entrega do meu livro e meus parabens no website da sua compania. A presentação dela está ótima. Thanks for your website and your dedication to provide excellent customer service."
Gabriel Freitas, Brazilian Studies, Sophmore at Florida International University, Miami FL
"Your customer service has been first rate and you always get the books to us in time. It truly is rare to find a first-rate distributor of foreign language books."
Jillian H.,Textbook Purchaser,Student Book Exchange,Ohio State University,Columbus, Ohio
"Atlantico's great, service is quick and painless. Elena knows her stuff!"
Barb R.,Text Buyer, UC Davis Bookstore,Davis, California
"Everyone here is very impressed with Atlantico's rapid and reliable service."
Sandy C.,Textbook Department,Indiana University Bookstore, Bloomington, Indiana
"Thanks, Elena. Rio das Flores is beautifully printed and typeset, on fine paper. Nice to see that Brazilian publishers sometimes now print things at the highest standard. I remember reading, in the 1980s, books printed on what seemed like newsprint. And the other book, Nenhum Olhar, looks most intriguing. I'm looking forward to more reading in Portuguese!"
Ted S.,Attorney and Portuguese Translator, San Jose, California
"Recebi os livros do professor que voce mandou. Muito obrigada. A universidade tambem confirmou que ja receberam os livros dos alunos. Fico muito feliz com o servico de voces. Grata."
Leda V.,Weber State Univ. Portuguese Professor, Salt Lake City, UT
"Your professionalism, efficiency & friendliness have made my job so much easier. Thanks for everything."
Aileen M.,New Text Supervisor,UCLA Store, Los Angeles, California
"Atlantico Books has been a lifesaver for our tiny Portuguese department. I had been trying for over 4 months to obtain 2 Portuguese titles to no avail and with considerable run around. Elena not only ordered the two titles but had them to us on the West Coast in under 3 weeks thereby saving our class that was struggling without books more than a month into our semester."
Mary D.,Course Materials Department,Aztec Shops,San Diego State University ,San Diego, CA
"Working with Atlantico Book Importer this past semester has been very pleasant. They were able to tell us what was currently available, kept us informed about the status of our backorders and everything arrived in time for the beginning of classes. I would highly recommend them to others who are looking for a reliable source for Portuguese books from Brazil."
Shirley H.,University of Minnesota Bookstore,Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Atlantico has gone above and beyond what we could have ever expected from a Portuguese book supplier! Through many years of experience working with foreign book companies, we have never been treated so well. We will never go back to the Portuguese book company we worked with for all these years--they just don't compare!"
Kate B.,Textbook Ordering,Utah State University Bookstore,Logan, Utah
"Great Service. Thanks. You are now our #1 supplier of all our Portuguese books."
Dave C.,Textbook Manager, UMass Dartmouth Campus Store,North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
"We were thrilled to find that Atlantico quickly responded to our request for quotes, contacted us when our books shipped from Portugal, and, best of all, delivered the books to us within a month of our order! We very much appreciate the high level of customer service and attention to detail."
Hilary,Wheelock Books,Hanover, New Hampshire
"We have a monthly choro jam in Berkeley, CA, and we use the Choro White book a lot. We give it 5 stars. It has a good variety of tunes, and some that are not found in other publications."
Carol G, Mandolinist and teacher,Berkeley, California
"You do an excellent job communicating. I wish I had more books to order from you. You are one of my favorites. There is never a problem with our orders. You have no idea how much I appreciate your assistance."
Mary D,Textbook Purchaser,Aztec Shops, UC San Diego, California
"Thanks so much, Elena! I appreciate you getting hard-to-get books for me! Thanks for your service and support. It's great."
Tom M,Textbook Purchaser,BYU Bookstore,Provo, Utah
"A good source for choro books is Atlantico in New York City, in addition to books published in the U.S they will also import books from Brazil for you. If you don't see what you want on their web site, phone or email and tell them what you want. It's likely they can get it."
John Kasley, Mandolinist, Williamsburg, Virginia
"Thank you for your prompt response! It is a pleasure to know that you are here in NYC in such a noble endeavor, spreading the knowledge and beauty of the Portuguese Language."
Sebastian Marques da Silva,Teacher and Translator,New York, NY
"Thank you all! I was an exchange student during my gap year in Portugal in 2007-2008, and am now expecting a child, whom I want to teach Portuguese, since I gained fluency during my year and wish to share that. It is incredibly difficult to find anything in this beautiful and useful language, because this country has not caught up to the need! Thank you for making it easier! Melhores!"
Chelsea Kidd, Mom-to-be, Bath, ME