Franz Kafka Bookstore
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The bookstore once owned by Kafka's father now sells editions of the author's works.
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The area
Neighborhood: Malá Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 4 min walk
  • Old Town • 6 min walk
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cellofool
usa466 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This shop offers every imaginable Kafka souvenir possible: playing card, matches, posters, book bags, t shirts, glass cases, books, pencils, journals, postcards, coasters and tickets for entry to the Kafka Museum.
Written August 25, 2018
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Elizabeth F
Klamath Falls, OR619 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We stopped in here to pick up our tickets to the Kafka Museum and we decided to look around to see what they had to offer. We ended up buying a few books, one of them being, "My First Kafka Book" for one of our friends that has a child. We also bought the Prague Legends book here. They have a few different languages throughout the store and there was a small section for English. It's not a very big shop but they had a few nice things that we ended up purchasing. Worth a visit if you're interested in Franz Kafka.
Written June 7, 2018
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Jeffrey L
new york12 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
This website and the reviewers on this page are confusing the book store at the Kafka Museum with this address/location, which is no longer in business.
The address associated with this listing is for the closed Kafka Bookstore. There is a gift shop at the Museum, but it has very few of his books, and is not a book store.
Written October 11, 2017
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Kesslane
Orinda, CA832 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Just a funky museum, bookstore, and the statue out front was just fun (and funny). Nice to walk around and it's right on the river.
Written April 9, 2017
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nlaroiya
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
I'm glad I got to visit this bookstore beside the Kafka Museum. There's a wide selection of his works in multiple languages. It has friendly staff and it's surrounded by cafes in the centre of town. Also, the statue at the front cannot be missed!
Written January 23, 2017
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DAVIDE782
Riga, Latvia64 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
A pictorial bookshop in city center.

An excellent place to be informed for Franz Kafka works and to buy well edited books.
Written September 2, 2016
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CorneliusfudgeGM
Stockport, UK1,475 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
I must admit i do like a museum shop and here you have one dedicated to the works of Kakfa but there is the usual offerings you get from a museum shop
Written February 13, 2015
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Joao Antunes
Leiria District, Portugal34 contributions
Large choise of products but not only from this Museum. A lot of turistic products - Prague souvenirs - from postcards until teacups, etc.
Written June 22, 2014
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pixzzzart
Oxford, UK12 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
Kafka's father's shop is now a Kafka Bookshop. Go on, son! Wonderful editions and postcards. Pick up a map of the Old Prague as Kafka knew it.
Written April 27, 2013
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Jake-from-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK1,204 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
A little gem in the cobbled side lanes of Mala Strana. Overlooked by most you may have it all to yourself. Everything associated with Franz Kafka's writings are there and you can buy his books in English. A very pleasing and quiet location that backs on to the river and his museum is adjacent ...... with some rather detailed and working intriguing mechanical metal sculptures welcoming you (see picture above).
The whole area captures the Kafka atmosphere
Written August 12, 2012
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