The bookstore features a large selection of literature in English, which makes it a very tourist-friendly place for literature enthusiasts. On top of books, there are lots of fun, quirky souvenirs and accessories to look at such as the "nihilism soap" or the Sigmund Freud wrist watch.
Since the end of communist rule, Sofia has blossomed into a shopper’s paradise. If you are looking for high-end designer boutiques or simple pleasures at the local market, Sofia is guaranteed to satisfy your shopping needs. Vitosha Boulevard and Graf Ignatiev are Sofia’s main shopping areas where you will find the familiar line up of international high street fashion chains. For one-off originals, Shipka, Oborishte and San Stefano Street, near the Alexander Nevski Cathedral are thronging with small boutiques. The covered market on Ekzarh Yosif Street is the place to pick up excellent Bulgarian food.