Cărturești Carusel
Cărturești Carusel
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • Universitate (University) • 6 min walk
  • Piaţa Unirii 1 / Piaţa Unirii 2 (Union Square) • 7 min walk
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  • Cristinel
    Romania196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably the nicest bookstore in Bucharest
    Probably the nicest bookstore in Bucharest and in Romania. Beautiful building, you have to see it inside, from outside is possible not to impress you. Books, gifts and souvenirs for everyone, for every age. The atmosphere and the vibe of the place could keep you there for many hours.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • LAW64
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom1,799 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent bookshop
    Loved this bookshop! It is a lovely building but it also has the best selection of books in English that I have seen in a country where English is not the first language. Excellent variety of interesting books several of which I have not seen in England. Also some nice gifts but mainly it is worth visiting if you are looking for books in English - the prices were reasonable too. Highly recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 9, 2023
  • joeydaninja
    Makati, Philippines55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    4 Bookstores called Carturesti
    You will go here because it is one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. But you will be delighted to know that there are three more! Carusel is the dreamy one, & Friends is all English, Modul is the artistic one and Verona is the grand daddy complete with plump brown leather chairs.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 27, 2023
  • AngieTay
    Singapore, Singapore510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in the heart of Bucharest, one of the world’s beautiful book shop!
    One of the world’s beautiful book store, big and spacious! Offer a big variety of books, nice cafe for you to chill and also get soak in the great atmosphere in this store. Building itself is magnificent, the rich history behind this book store and building! Thumbs up
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 29, 2024
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AJ
Rome10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We stopped in to have a look, and yes, it's aesthetically pleasing with lovely architeture but the selection is not really any ifferent from most other major bookshops. We spent some time looking around at the books and admiring the interior. However, as the place is full of other tourists jostling to get the perfect social-media snaps, we didn't hang around long.

Nice, but has turned into more of a photo-op for influencers and seems to have lost some appeal as a place for true book-lovers. People appeared to be more interested in having their photos taken inside instead of checking out the literary selection.
Written March 13, 2023
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LAW64
Tonbridge, UK1,799 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023
Loved this bookshop! It is a lovely building but it also has the best selection of books in English that I have seen in a country where English is not the first language. Excellent variety of interesting books several of which I have not seen in England. Also some nice gifts but mainly it is worth visiting if you are looking for books in English - the prices were reasonable too. Highly recommended.
Written September 9, 2023
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Monica I
Luxembourg318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Lovely bookstore, with a lot of choices on books, games, small gadgets, etc. i always come here when i visit Bucharest.
The cafe they have upstairs needs some serious changes though, first with the attitude of the personnel.
Written July 5, 2022
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StefanoPicco
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,017 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
First visit here.

The library is very pretty with awesome interior design. It looks chique while still looking like a bit like something out of a Fairy tale.

There is a large amount of choice and they also got some English books.

There is also merchandise, a small Art exhibition and a café upstairs! Pretty much something for anyone.
Written December 29, 2022
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AngieTay
Singapore, Singapore510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
One of the world’s beautiful book store, big and spacious! Offer a big variety of books, nice cafe for you to chill and also get soak in the great atmosphere in this store.

Building itself is magnificent, the rich history behind this book store and building! Thumbs up
Written January 29, 2024
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joeydaninja
Makati, Philippines55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
You will go here because it is one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. But you will be delighted to know that there are three more!

Carusel is the dreamy one, & Friends is all English, Modul is the artistic one and Verona is the grand daddy complete with plump brown leather chairs.
Written September 27, 2023
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Deetee100
London, UK1,716 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Beautiful book store in Bucharest Old Town, clearly a destination for the instagram generation. Lots of visitors taking photographs (us included). Interesting inventory of products beyond the books, spread over 5 floors.
Written March 26, 2022
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Suzanne
82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Business
We stumbled across this store and spent over an hour browsing the shelves on the first visit. Enjoyed it so much my colleague and I went twice in the end!

Staff were very helpful (my sister is learning Romanian and I couldn't find the language books). A big selection of English language books too and also sections for Spanish and German and other languages too.

It is a beautiful setting for every bookworm but also offers toys, board games, novelty (but not tacky) gifts, including tea, chocolate, wine etc.
Written May 22, 2022
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Cristinel
Romania196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Probably the nicest bookstore in Bucharest and in Romania. Beautiful building, you have to see it inside, from outside is possible not to impress you. Books, gifts and souvenirs for everyone, for every age. The atmosphere and the vibe of the place could keep you there for many hours.
Written July 15, 2023
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Chatterboxmegan
Appley Bridge, UK995 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We decided to pop in here to see the architecture as well as what books they had on offer. It is a large store with a range of books written in Romanian and English. Prices were as you'd expect. Downstairs had a good range of boutique and artsy gifts. The actual architecture was very impressive. Worth popping in if you're passing by.
Written August 29, 2022
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