Shakespeare once wrote "Boldness be my friend!" That's great advice for exploring Prague!
I heard about Prague's Shakespeare and Sons bookstore long before my visit. It's arguably the city's most famous bookstore and it comes highly recommended by all guidebooks. Still, my heart skipped a few beats when I saw it for the first time as I explored the cobblestone streets at dusk. Here it was!
Shakespeare and Sons was established in 2002 and has a second branch in Berlin (which has a bookstore cafe - with bagels!) While their website and social media is a bit slow to update, it looks like they've hosted plenty of cool events in the past and I think it would be well worth the effort to get in touch and see what's happening while you're in town. They stock a wide selection of English language titles as well as local authors. They also sell cute, store branded cloth shopping bags for a few dollars each and they're the perfect travel souvenir.
- Want to take in a Shakespeare production while in Prague? There's a dedicated theater group to performing the Bard's work in English. If you take in a performance, please let me know!
- Looking for more recommendations for a first time visit to Prague? My friend Colleen of AdLib Traveller has some great suggestions.
- Our hotel of choice is The Nicholas Hotel Residence, which is about a 5 minute walk from the bookstore. You can compare prices and reviews on Trip Advisor, Hotels Combined, and Expedia.
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Our visit in Prague was facilitated by Czech Tourism and we thank them for their support. All research, writing, and opinions are our own.