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Shakespear and Sons Bookstore

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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This place is magical!! I discovered while planning my trip to Prague and I’m so happy I got the... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Rome, Italy
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A Treasure

This is the kind of place that makes me believe in bookstores again. Everywhere you look there are... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2017
Florence, Italy
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Aug 21, 2018
“Mindblown!! ”
Sep 27, 2018
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U luzhickeho seminare 91/10, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
+420 257 531 894
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 27, 2014

Wow. It's an amazing bookshop. An enormous quantity of books and kinds of books can be found here (mainly in English, plenty in several other languages), not the best-seller books that we may throw away after reading. It was really a hard time for me...More

3  Thank WangYijie
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I often visit English language bookstores while traveling. At this one although the selection was decent the prices were not. There were a few bargains, especially among used books, but the markups on some other books seemed extreme. Some of the local Czech bookstores with...More

1  Thank Jim H
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Went in by chance as myself and my partner are both book lovers, initially quite impressed by the size of the shop but disappointed by the staff - while looking at downstairs my partner was accused (very rudely) by a staff member of taking pictures...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This place is magical!! I discovered while planning my trip to Prague and I’m so happy I got the chance to go there!! Filled with thousands and thousands of titles, new and used, came back with a full bag of books! I fell in love...More

Thank alexrapill
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Keep in mind that you are paying an upsold price for these books by about $5-15 per book (compared to the book's actual listing price). We did not see until later that they have penciled in a different price on the front inside page of...More

Thank Christa L
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of place that makes me believe in bookstores again. Everywhere you look there are interesting titles, authors, & subjects artfully placed to catch your eye. I'm not sure there is too much rhyme or reason--the store is not stuffy at all;...More

1  Thank VIPalate
Reviewed August 4, 2017

It the middle of a beautiful Kampa is a magical place full of amazing books in few languages for bibliophiles and people who love the time stopping like experience. Old uneven stone floors in the spacey basement of this great book store, curved ceilings, spider...More

2  Thank fabedace
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place, and Found it was a magic gem. If you love books, Or just like books, then this is the place to go on your Prague visit.

Thank Christina H
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This bookshop offers a lot of books in english, german and french. Sorted by categories and very affordable. Check out the basement department with comics!

Thank Naishra
Reviewed February 23, 2017

We are English-readers, living abroad, and know that finding an English-language bookstore with any sort of selection is difficult. This is a superior store. Could spend a lot of time wandering around.

Thank l2teacher
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to find this place as we forgot to bring a bed time book for my daughter to get her to sleep with ease! We found this lovely Bol store with a great range of books in English including children's stories. Wonderful collection...More

1  Thank Tanya C
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Very nice bookstore. Inside you can find many books in English about various topics. I found two books that I was looking for a long time.

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Mala 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
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