The newest Elephant Bookstore is a proper shop located on Tzar Shishman Street. The first time I had the chance to peruse some of their books was when they opened a small book corner at the Теа House in the Factory
(Чай в Фабриката) on Benkovski. Most of the second hand books are imported from the UK, but the selection was decent and if you couldn’t find what you were looking for in the shop, then you could check out their website, which delivers.
The walls are completely lined, almost to the ceiling with books.
Separated in the categories for easy browsing, you can find something for all reading preferences. I was interested in the gardening books, which were located under the cashier’s counter.
What differs from this location, besides the size is the awesome selection of unique toy and gift items. I was like a kid in a candy shop with the whimsical designs and vibrant colors. Antique toys and book marks, stationary etc…
The interior aisles were filled with these fun goodies.
One of my favorites was the funky floral garden tools, not practical for the scale which we are working but still pretty.
But by far the coolest was the seed sticks! I got a package of the herbs for the girls and I think we sprouted a parsley plant… We will see.
An extremely cool shop for only English language books and very fun knick knacks!
Tsar Shishman 31,
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Hours Mon – Sun: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone 088 642 0954