The Book Market


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The Book Market

The Book Market in Slaveikov Square has been around for more than 100 years. Come here and feel the atmosphere of an authentic book market, shop around, but do keep in mind that many of the newer books may be purchased at lower prices in nearby bookstores.


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.