Those looking for an original souvenir from Gdańsk, should head to Targowisko (P)Różności. The place is filled with ceramics, furniture, paintings, wood carvings and trinkets in various shapes, sizes and forms. From vintage Polish design, to sacred art and folk ornaments, those looking for a unique reminder of their trip to Poland will not leave empty-handed.
Targowisko PRóżności, Waryńskiego 30/31, Gdańsk, Poland, + 48 575 796 738
Located in the heart of the Old Town, Antykwariat Naukowy is a must-visit for all book lovers and science nerds. After stepping into the store, customers are immediately welcomed by a warm smell of old paper and helpful owners. Apart from science-oriented books, some even dating back to 19th century, visitors can also find vintage postcards, maps and graphics.
Antykwariat Naukowy, Piwna 54, Gdańsk, Poland, +48 58 305 88 50
Opened in 1989, Antykwariat Nutowy is one of the very few secondhand bookstores dedicated solely to music. Customers can find scores from both local and international musicians as well as other publications revolving around the subject. All of the titles are available at very affordable prices, making it a perfect sport for art students.
Antykwariat Nutowy, Startowa 11C, Gdańsk, Poland, +48 58 556 92 58
Flea Market in Oliwa
Taking place every Sunday from 9am till 3pm, the Flea Market in Gdańsk’s neighbourhood of Oliwa is a place to go for those who want to find out what Gdańsk’s inhabitants have in their closets and drawers. Operating under the motto that one man’s trash is another’s treasure, this market invites anyone to bring items they no longer need and resell them in a convivial atmosphere. Selection varies greatly, depending on the sellers, but usually involves a mix of old books, toys, clothes and folk art.
Antykwariat Długie Pobrzeże
Over the past 25 years, Antykwariat Długie Pobrzeże has attracted a loyal clientele which included novelist and poet Günter Grass and Donald Tusk, current President of the European Council. Run by true book enthusiasts, this secondhand bookstore offers old publications about the city as well as German and Polish literature, old newspapers, maps and postcards. It is also a great place for those chasing after rare manuscripts.