Myra here.

Over the past weeks, I have been sharing my book loot from Europe. This week, I am excited to share the ones I found in Prague. It is my second time to visit this gorgeous city, and I just fell in love even more.

Knihkupectvi Academia

There are multiple branches of this retail bookstore around Prague. Unfortunately, I could not for the life of me remember any longer where, exactly, this one is located since we just happened to chance upon the place. I did manage to buy three nice books. I told myself that since they’re pretty tiny, it should be alright lugging them around.


Stoupání na horu by E. T. Seton and Pavel Čech, O Klíči by Pavel Čech, Dobrodruzství Pavouka Čendy by Pavel Čech. Looks like Čech is quite a popular artist in Prague.

Shakespeare & Synové

Address: Krymská 12, 101 00 Prague 10, Czech Republic


Once again, I simply chanced upon this bookstore, and I absolutely fell in love with it. Come and take a look at what’s found inside:


With my fourteen year old girl who also went gaga over this place. I initially found these two books that I simply knew I should purchase:

My First Kafka: Runaways Rodents and Giant Bugs by Matthue Roth and Rohan Daniel Eason, Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus by Peter Sis. I am, after all, in Peter Sis’ land – it is but right that I should purchase a book of his.


As I was buying the books, I saw Gorey and I hyperventilated and ended up buying another book: The Recently Deflowered Girl by Edward Gorey under the pseudonym of Hyacinthe Phypps.

More Bookstore Love in Prague

There were a few more bookstores that we went to but I restrained myself from buying more titles, because you know, luggage. Here they are:

Which bookstore caught your eye, dear friends? Which ones would you most likely visit if you go to Prague.

5 comments on “[BHE 228] Book Hunting in Prague

  1. I’m kind of jealous! (by kind of, I mean really 😉 ). Just for my information, Prague is pronounced Progg, not Pregg (with the E sounding like AY), right?

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    • That is correct, dearest Erik. I am sure you will go to these places soon enough. Just keep reading, you’d get there. I promise you. 🙂

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      • Thank you! 🙂 If you don’t mind my asking, what is it that you actually do for a living (I am 95% sure it involves books, but I don’t know the details)? It seems like a pretty awesome job! 😀

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        • Hi Erik, here is a link to our institution’s website and my profile:

          Basically, I teach teachers here in Singapore – mostly those who are taking their Masters/PhD in high ability studies/gifted education. One of my research projects at the moment has to do with the reading lives of Singapore teachers and the use of multicultural children’s literature to promote social and emotional learning – hence, my research fellowship at the International Youth Library in Munich. Here is another link to our current research project:

          I am a clinical psychologist – but I have multiple interests as you can see, so I try to marry them as much as I can – thus using literature for social and emotional learning. 🙂

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        • Ah! Thank you! That sounds like a very interesting job, and you’re making the most of it! 😀


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