Jerusalem is home to a plethora of bookstores catering to the People of the Book.

Steimatsky and Tzomet Sfarim 

are some of the most popular bookstore chains in Israel, with a wide selection of books and a familiar shopping experience. If you’re looking for something a bit more unique and off-the-beaten-track, here are some of our favorite bookstores nearby your hotel in Jerusalem.

The Book Gallery

This treasure trove of books in various languages specializes in rare and antique finds. Whether you’re on the hunt for a specific title or just want to get lost in the aisles, this store has something for every book lover. Schatz St. 6, 02-623-1087

Sefer v’Sefel (Book and Mug): This hidden gem requires a bit of exploration. Its multiple levels brim with new and secondhand books in English, ranging from Judaica to sci-fi and everything in between. Outdoor racks offer budget-friendly options for avid readers. Ya’abetz St. 2, 02-624-8237

Gur Arieh Books

This quirky and funky bookstore caters to tourists and specializes in English books, particularly secondhand. From fiction to non-fiction, children’s books to Jewish literature, it covers a wide literary spectrum. Yoel Salomon St. 8, 02-625-7486

M. Pomeranz Bookseller

This is a multi-level haven for religious books in English and all sorts of literary treasures. Special orders and a cozy ambiance make it a go-to spot for book enthusiasts. Be’eri St. 5, 02-623-5559

Holzer Books  

This hidden spot specializes in rare and vintage works of fiction, Jewish thought, philosophy, and politics. With a comfy reading area and regular workshops, it’s worth checking out. Jaffa St 91, 076-543-3800

Adraba Books  

This small bookstore offers an impressive collection of comics, graphic novels, and children’s books in English and Hebrew. An inviting space for book lovers and literary enthusiasts. Ben Maimon 5, 02-567-1266

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