Bookshops

Good morning everyone! I’m back from my mini-vacation and I am happy I managed to take the time off and transform the last weekend of this summer into a lovely getaway. I hope you had a wonderful start to the week.

Today I’m resuming my Beautiful Bucharest series with a stroll downtown, as I am taking you to one of my favourite bookshops in town: Anthony Frost. It’s an all-English bookstore where I love to spend time on weekend mornings and immerse myself into a great selection of books, from fiction, to biographies, history, photography, art, travel, design, among other domains. The film section is one of my favourites, where I always find a new title of interest to me, like François Truffaut’s Hitchcock: A Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock, 100 Hundred Ideas that Changed Film by David Parkinson and Peter Kobel’s Silent Movies: The Birth of Film to the Triumph of Movie Culture.

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The welcoming, professional and always helpful staff, the intimate atmosphere and the high-up shelves packed with books are the elements that set it apart: that’s my idea of a bookshop, a place where you feel more like in your own library. It’s impossible to leave empty-handed from here and I always find it difficult to make a choice, but when I finally do it’s like I get more than a book, but a newly found treasure to cherish and add to my collection.

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In the same arcade where the Anthony Frost English Bookshop is located (and what truly makes this one of my favourite spots in Bucharest is that) there is another bookstore I frequent: Humanitas (more about it in a future post maybe). They have recently opened a lovely terrace in front of the store, where you are invited to browse through any book you want while enjoying a nice cup of tea or coffee. Isn’t this a perfect way to end a work day or start your Sunday?

Anthony Frost Bookshop address: 45 Calea Victoriei, Bucharest
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10-20
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photos: by me


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