The Best Independent Bookstores in Bucharest
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With plenty of long sunny days and beautiful parks
to explore, Bucharest is perfect for outdoor reading sessions. Here are the best bookstores in Bucharest to browse in while looking for your next perfect read.
Perhaps one of the most beautiful bookstores in Europe, Cărturești Carusel
is located in a stunning 19th-century building that was recently restored to its former glory. Spread over six floors, it offers 10,000 volumes, as well as great views and coffee on its top floor bistro.
Located on the ground floor of Hotel Cişmigiu, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bucharest, this bookstore
was designed by a team of architects who collaborated to create a highly original space. From the UFO-shaped chandeliers, to the wall paintings, you’ll find plenty of conversation starters.
Lacated in a 19th-century villa, the bookstore Kyralina
got its name from a novel by Romanian author Panait Istrati. One of the most charming independent bookstores in Bucharest, it specialises in French and German titles.
Librăria Nemira Magheru
Opened by local publishing house Nemira, this library
features a great selection of books for young adults as well as some unusual light fittings that provide a quirky, surrealistic vibe.
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Started in 1997, this bookstore
has sold more than 15 million books. Offering a great variety of titles, it also features a delicious cooking section that is known to keep those passionate about food hooked for hours.
Offering a new, original format in Romania, Seneca AntiCafe
will soon become your favourite bookstore-cum-cafe. Here you pay per hour and get access to thousands of books, computers, tablets, a projector and an amphitheatre. Drinks and snacks, including fresh fruit, are on the house.