A guide to Tirana’s best bookstores

We’re taking a look at the 5 most beautiful bookshops in the Albanian capital, whether you’re looking for rare literary pearls, touristic guides, or just a cozy spot to curl up in.


This international bookstore with two addresses -one in Skanderbeg Square, the other at Tirana Airport- without doubt is the most famous in Albania. Here you can find a diverse collection of books, including literature, classics, bestsellers, travel guides, and fiction in Albanian, English and other languages. The selection of art and design books is really vast and impressive. Adrion Bookstore is a must-see in Tirana.

Pallati Kultures, Skanderbeg Square, Tirana

©Adrion Bookstore


The green storefront on Rruga Abdyl Frasheri, in the Bllok district, picks curiosity. Tiranabook, a small temple of beautiful books, is a favorite among locals, book hunters and students. This bookstore has a wide selection of Albanian and international books. The owners meticulously created categories with their recommendations, newest additions and best of the month.

Rruga Abdyl Frasheri 5, Tirana



Inside the ETC Galeria, just a few stones’ throw from the Piramida of Tirana, Bookland is an enchanting bookshop with an extensive range of titles for adults and, especially, for kids. This bookstore is a literary gem where to spend a few times surrounded by pastel tones, gift ideas and books.

ETC Galeria, European Trade Center, Tirana



This unique bookstore located in the Bllok district is more than just a bookstore, it is a literary hub. You can come at Tirana Times to buy a book but also to attend book presentations, author talks and literary discussions. Furthermore, the bookstore has a cozy café perfect for relaxing while sipping a coffee and reading a book.

Rruga Andon Zako Cajupi, Tirana

©Tirana Times


Hidden in the charming Rruga Myslym Shiri, in the lively 21 district, Libraria Onufri is a true gem and a must-visit for books lovers. The name itself -Onufri has been the greatest Albanian iconographer- embodies a dedication to art and culture. The well-curated selection of books comprises various genres, including art, history, philosophy and narrative.

Rruga Myslym Shiri, Tirana

©Libraria Onufri