Where to find bookshops and stationers in Prague
Koh-i-noor is a Czech brand selling art supplies and dates back to 1790, when it was established in Vienna. Since 1848, it has been based in the South Bohemian city of České Budějovice. Koh-i-noor art supplies have received countless awards and recognition around the world.
Papelote is a Czech stationery store with a unique philosophy. For them, paper is a true material that has its own taste, smell, colour and sound. All products are purely and elegantly designed, using only environment-friendly materials.
This bookstore is located in Malá Strana, right by the Charles Bridge. It offers a great selection of books on Czech architecture and Czech cultural heritage, but mainly on the history of art in Prague.
The library of the Centre for Contemporary Art DOX, offers a unique selection of books on art, architecture and design. The books are on sale in both Czech and English. An ideal gift for all art enthusiasts!
The bookstore on the ground floor of the French Institute in Prague offers not only an extensive selection of books by Czech authors that have been translated into French, but also a large number of French-language authors. Those interested in studying French have a wide range of dictionaries and textbooks.
The Luxor bookseller chain has 13 shops in Prague; the largest, Palác knih Luxor (Palace of Books Luxor), is housed on 4 floors and is located on Wenceslas Square. For English-speakers, the choice is extensive.
The Vinohrady district is home to Oxford Bookshop. It offers many books in English, French, German, Spanish and several other languages. Apart from books, it also sells other goods, such as beautiful exercise books and diaries from the Paperblanks brand.
Xao is a gallery, bookstore and micro-publishing house run by a collective of graduates of the illustration studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. It focuses on picture books, contemporary illustration and comics. You will find here a selection of books by independent publishers.
The Globe Bookstore was the first English bookstore in Prague. It stocks lots of new and second-hand books. It also sells newspapers and magazines in several foreign languages. Every expat living in Prague should know the Globe.
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