Friday Fun: Bookshops in Romania

There is a beautiful new bookshop that just opened up last week in the centre of Bucharest, in a recently renovated, gracious old mansion. I’m very excited about this and can hardly wait to go there to ‘visit’ (code word for ‘buy lots of books’).

Bookshop Carturesti Carusel, just opened in the Chrisoveloni House in Bucharest.
Bookshop Carturesti Carusel, just opened in the Chrissoveloni House in Bucharest.
It will be the largest bookshop in the country, extending over 6 floors.
It will be the largest bookshop in the country, extending over 6 floors.
The building was nationalised during Communist times and served as HQ for a bank at one point.
The building was nationalised during Communist times and served as HQ for a bank at one point.

 

 

But there are plenty of other wonderful bookshops round about Bucharest and Romania.

The library in the Institut Francais in Bucharest.
The bookshop in the Institut Francais in Bucharest.
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Habitus bookshop in Sibiu, from bookaholic.ro.
Carturesti bookshop in Brasov.
Carturesti bookshop in Brasov.

Advance warning: there will be a second blog post later on today, for the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion initiative! It’s not too late: if you want to take part, find out more about it here.

 

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20 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Bookshops in Romania”

  1. These places are bad for the TBR, you’re aware of that, aren’t you? 🙂
    I’d love to spend time in one of those.
    Thanks for the gorgeous pictures.

  2. I went there a couple of days ago and spent a very enjoyable hour. I call it “the white library”. It is as beautiful as in the pictures – like a scene out of a fairytale. In addition to books there are all sorts of souvenirs for sale, from delicate teacups to fridge magnets, local art, and even chocolate. It’s also in the old part of Bucharest well worth visiting.
    Thanks for writing about it. I should do the same when I get back from my holiday.

  3. So glad I stumbled across this as I’m going to be in Bucharest next Fri, and have the afternoon entirely to myself. Will definitely check it out 🙂

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