Ljubljana’s citizens read a lot and there is an abundance of bookshops, many of which have English books or books of Slovene authors translated into different languages..
Konzorcij Bookshop is the biggest bookshop in Slovenia with more than 70.000 different books.
Here you can find different monographs about Slovenia, a wide selection of tourist guides and many books in English, German, Italian and other European languages. Souvenirs can be found as well.
Open until 08.00 pm, Saturdays until 3 pm.
Address Slovenska 29, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 241 06 55
Oxford Center Ljubljana
Oxford Center Ljubljana offers the most extensive choice of foreign literature in Ljubljana, especially for the learning of languages.
You will find it near the Dragon Bridge opposite the Slovenian Tourist Information Centre.
Open until 07.00 pm, Saturdays till 1 pm.
Address: Kopitarjeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 360 37 86
Specializes in old books and graphics, also organizes auctions of old books and prints.
They also buy and sell old maps and postcards.
Address: Mestni trg 25, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 244 26 83
Address: Novi trg 2, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)40 97 82 55
Bookshop Beletrina book selection is all about including books of their own production into the wider spectre of literary world in Ljubljana. In the bookshop they are hosting Slovenian and foreign authors and are hosting literary events.
They have a wide selection of Slovenian authors who have been translated into various foreign languages, such as English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Dutch.
Beletrina Bookshop is located right next to Azil Bookshop. They both blend in nicely with the context of the building, which hosts The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
If you desire a snack or a refreshing drink after visiting the bookstores, there is LP café adjacent.
Working hours: Monday-Friday: 9.30-18.00, Saturdays: 9.00-13.00, Sundays and holidays: Closed
Address: Novi trg 2, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 470 61 00
AZIL is the first Slovenian academic bookshop run by the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
It is specializing in humanities and social sciences. In accordance with the scientific and research character of the Research Center, the purpose of the bookshop is primarily the provision of quality literature.
The selection of literary works is also suitable for more demanding readers searching for domestic and foreign professional literature in the fields of philosophy, history, anthropology, art, ecology, political science, economic theory, archeology, geography, ethnology, literature, musicology, biology and the like.
The bookshop is open every day but Sunday untl 8 pm, Saturdays until 2 pm.
Puppet Theatre Bookstore
Address: Krekov trg 2, Ljubljana
On the west side of the Ljubljana Puppet Theater building, opposite the lower station of the cable railway to the Castle, there is the first specialized children’s bookshop with a selection of top quality literature for children and young.
Workshops, readings, and presentations of books are held every month.
The bookshop is also an information point about the Puppet Theater program and tickets for shows and other events in the theater can be acquired.
Open until 7 pm, on Saturdays until 1 pm. Sundays closed.
Antiquarian Bookshop Glavan
Some old-books window-shopping can be done for example while waiting for a concert in Cankarjev dom. A parking garage is just nearby. Open from 9 am
Address: Trg republike 2, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 476 31 60
Antiquarian Bookshop Alef
Antikvariat Alef is a small (but stacked to the brim) bookshop on the bank of Ljubljanica river. It strives to offer the best selection of fiction and non-fiction second-hand books in many world languages.
During the warmer months there is a colourful book stand in front of the shop where you can browse for forgotten or just a little worn-out literary treasures.
Open from 9.00-13.00 and 15.30-19.00 during the week and from 10.00-14.00 on Saturdays.
Om Shiva Ezoterika Bookshop
This bookshop is specialized for books on spirituality, spiritual growth and healthy life but you can also notice some travel literature, novels and poetry. Esoteric gadgets can be found too, the same as spiritual and relaxing music.
You will not find this bookstore in the center of Ljubljana but on the outskirts in the BTC Shopping Center. You will come accross it if you climb to the 1st floor of Hall 5 of the BTC.
Address: Smartinska 152, Ljubljana