Life in Belgrade usually catapults reading habits to all-new heights. The choice of bookshops is extensive and here you'll find one of the best selection of independent bookshops and second hand antiquarian bookshops but also specialist shops and many modern stores offering world's best selling books.
Belgrade has an excellent choice of bookshops offering quite a few great books about Belgrade and Serbia in English and other languages. Besides the guide or travel books, there are also many Serbian authors' books that gained international appraisal, and have been translated into English and other languages.
For your reading pleasure, this is a list of the city’s best bookshops.
The best place to start looking for books in Belgrade is in the town centre. At the beginning of Knez Mihajlova street you will find a multilevel store, called “Mamut”. Surprisingly large and ever-changing selection of books, cleverly catalogued, featuring a comfortable café and interior reflecting the latest trends, make Mamut a great bookstore. If you are interested in art, design, photography, architecture, cinema, music and fashion Mamut has long been a favorite shopping spot for same-interest readers. The bookstore also stocks dictionaries (various languages) and language teaching materials. Their English-language section, located on the top floor, offer a wide range of books, guides, newspapers and magazines (subscription is advised) and it’s usually up-to-date with the current "trends".
Address: Corner of Knez Mihajlova and Sremska street
Phone: +381 (0)11 2639060
Open: Monday-Saturday: 09h-22h, Sunday: 12h-22h
Walk straight on towards the Kalemegdan Park and you will find the next bookstore on our list– Akademija. The bookstore has English-language section with fiction and non-fiction titles and it is perhaps the best in Belgrade. The stock is not impressive because of its size, but because of its variety. You’ll also find an impressive selection of bestsellers, and plenty of Serbian literature, history and local-interest title.
Address: Knez Mihailova 35
Next, on you right side, you will discover Plato bookstore. A popular bookstore, restaurant, and club with live music. A part of its ground floor is dedicated to English-language titles and has a vast range of fiction, nonfiction and comics with good selection on European history, philosophy, religion, ART and travel as well as Serbian authors in translation and children's books. Don’t overlook the store’s web site.
Address: Akademski plato 1
Phone: +381 (0)11 263 50 10
Open: Monday-Sunday: 09:00 - 02:00
List of all bookstores you can find on there website.