Elephant Bookstore, Sofia

4.8
#7 of 15 in Shopping in Sofia
Elephant Bookstore is located in Sofia. Using our international travel planner, Sofia attractions like Elephant Bookstore can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Elephant Bookstore
map
Elephant Bookstore Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
34 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • I loved it there. It's a small bookshop that contains both vintage and new english books, magazines,comics,manga and all sorts of other cute gifts. Even though they are not exactly cheap,it's a lovely...  more »
  • We came at this little bookstore with colleagues after-work. Ruben (the antiquary) was very friendly and helpful. I found a magazine of my birth month, and several other very nice souvenirs to bring h...  more »
  • Entering this little book &gift shop is like using a time machine :) The atmosphere is unique, very charming, vintage and a bit rock&roll. There are great ideas for funny gifts, but also valuable book...  more »
Google
  • Expensive collection of second hand books, unorganised and mixed in with random nerd tat. Came here looking for a book and eventually found something that appealed, but then waited nearly 10 minutes whilst the cashier had a conversation with someone about their birthdays all whilst I stood there waiting to be served. I'm sorry to say that this seems very much to be one of those places that's just trying to be cool and where if you're not up for a chat about life and just want to buy, you're not wanted as a customer! Ended up giving up and leaving to find another book store, even though that meant trudging through the rain. A waste of my time!!
  • I absolutely love this little store, it has a great collection of used books as well as a bunch of awesome little gifts. Very friendly and helpful salespersons.
  • The most amazing collection of both popular and rare books, comics, games and little souvenirs that are one of a kind in Bulgaria. If you don't know what to get for a gift - the friendly staff will help out with advice, if they don't have what you're looking for - they'll order it for you. And all of that is topped with a charming atmosphere created with an awesome music playlist! Deffinitely a must see!
  • Nice big(ish) book store, has interesting books and albums but has poor collection on cinema in Bulgarian
  • It is one of this places like the L- space in the Unseen university of Terry Prachet's books or the Cemetery of forgotten books from Shadow of the wind of Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It has the same magical feel of good books deliberately accumulated under one roof. Comic books and funny accessories as well. Very tasteful and unique place.

Plan your trip to Sofia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Sofia

Set yourself up for easy and convenient access to Sofia's historical core and its most popular tourist sites by staying in an upscale hotel in the city center. While you'll find some hotels on the main boulevard, look for modern hotels off the main streets to keep costs lower. Staying outside the center in the outlying neighborhoods means you'll need to use public transportation, but the network is extensive and accommodation prices farther out are lower. For a real budget-friendly option, consider staying in a hostel; the city boasts a wide array of these, many of which include breakfast.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Sofia by other users

9 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, outdoors, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sofia & Riga BY A USER FROM BULGARIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sofia & Riga BY A USER FROM BULGARIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM MALTA November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM BULGARIA February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Sofia BY A USER FROM IRELAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sofia BY A USER FROM CYPRUS February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sofia BY A USER FROM BULGARIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans