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16 Bookstores In Switzerland 🇨🇭

These are 16 of the best bookstores in Switzerland. The best bookstore is Orell Füssli Zh Kramhof & Bookshop. Here is the list of Switzerland bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Orell Füssli Zh Kramhof & Bookshop

"Every time I want to buy a book, I check here first. From Japanese to Cooking and Chess, this place has absolutely everything you could look for. They have lots of competent staff, who can help you if you need it. There are books for everyone here, ranging from childrens books to action books for adults. There are loads of English books and books to learn a lot of different language. It is the biggest Orell Füssli in Switzerland with - probably - the biggest variety of books."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • 📰 2,922 Reviews
  • 📍 Füsslistrasse 4, 8022 Zürich, Switzerland

2. Payot Genève Rive Gauche

"Great book shop. Ordered a pretty difficult technology book in English that was not available even on Amazon. I booked it here and they got it before the expected time. Received an email to mention it was there , went on first floor. All good no surprise.Amazing !Of course books in Switzerland are super expensive. But I could jog see another way to get this book , otherwise renting a digital version for months."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • 📰 2,085 Reviews
  • 📍 Rue de la Confédération 7, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

3. Buchhandlung Stauffacher

"Best book store in Bern! You could find almost everything there. With student card you could enjoy additional discount and now to early of October. You could enjoy 20% discount with student card. Well recommended!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • 📰 1,918 Reviews
  • 📍 Neuengasse 25-37, 3011 Bern, Switzerland

4. Payot Genève Cornavin

"Nice book store. Great to kill some time waiting for your train. Some books in English. Some children books and a nice littérature section by language (translated to French)."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • 📰 422 Reviews
  • 📍 Pl. de Cornavin 7, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

5. Bücher-brocky

"This is not your conventional bookstore. It is so much better. Here, you will have great prices and will also get to feel good by giving another chance to those used books, making a small contribution to the environment while enriching yourself with knowledge.Every single time I go there, it feels like a treasure hunt, and most of the visits end up being fruitfull.I just love these Bücher Brocky shops (there are more of them, in other cities)."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • 📰 311 Reviews
  • 📍 Bederstrasse 4, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland

6. Orell Füssli Zürich Hauptbahnhof

"A lovely and cozy book store in Zürich main station (Hauptbahnhof). You can find your favorite books, accessories, greeting cards, bookmarks, mugs etc. There is a small section for English books also. The store has some really nice gifts on Christmas. Oh, and their staff is friendly and kind."

  • ⭐️ 4.3 Rating
  • 📰 294 Reviews
  • 📍 Bahnhofpl., 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

7. Books Books Books

"An island of English books, used and new in francophone Lausanne with its multicultural population is a nice surprise. I like to collect old children's books, hard or paperback and I managed to find some examples....Pop in, look around.....Great stuff and staff..."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • 📰 142 Reviews
  • 📍 Rue Jean-Louis Galliard 2, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland

8. Boulevard Bookstore

"Good variety and has some English books as well."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • 📰 105 Reviews
  • 📍 Rue de Carouge 34, 1205 Genève, Switzerland

9. Vastela Books

"Nice place to find great books to read! I appreciated finally having a bookstore with books in English in Zurich! Also there is a great variety between classic books and new ones. Without a doubt I will came back."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • 📰 70 Reviews
  • 📍 Goldbrunnenstrasse 120, 8055 Zürich, Switzerland

10. Travel Bookshop

"Fine book shop for travelers. Bought there some older city guides for 2 CHF each :)"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • 📰 68 Reviews
  • 📍 Rindermarkt 20, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

11. Sammelpunkt

"If you like comics and Sci-Fi Art Book´s and Novels from the past decades 50,60,70,80 th´s you can find them here, they have a huge section of all kind of interesting stuff, and the price´s are really reasonable.I can recommend to pay them a visit for sure, and the Employees / Owner are very helpfull and have a deep knowledge about thier inventory as well."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • 📰 68 Reviews
  • 📍 Kalkbreitestrasse 84, 8003 Zürich, Switzerland

12. Pile Of Books

"Really lovely bookstore with a selection of books only in English. There are areas where you can sit and read too. The prices for new books are okay. They have a selection of used books too, which is very affordable. Me and a friend ended paying 18 francs for 6 books, as the lovely gentleman gave us a discount from 20. Highly recommend!"

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • 📰 67 Reviews
  • 📍 Zentralstrasse 16, 8003 Zürich, Switzerland

13. Never Stop Reading

"Oh, best bookstore I have been to in Zurich so far (I don’t say this lightly). So well curated and I found so many books interesting. Great curation on photography, architecture, lifestyle, graphic design etc. It’s a very beautiful setting too. Very friendly, highly recommend!"

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • 📰 64 Reviews
  • 📍 Spiegelgasse 18, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

14. Paranoia City Buch & Wein

"Amazing bookshop!! I can totally recommend it for feminist and critical literature in Zürich!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • 📰 47 Reviews
  • 📍 Ankerstrasse 12, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland

15. Buchhandlung Calligramme


  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • 📰 18 Reviews
  • 📍 Häringstrasse 4, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

16. Dr. Peter Bichsel Fine Books

"For the love of books!I opened the door to a treasure trove of antique books, maps, art, art books, little scenes set up everywhere and people who truly love what they do working in there."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • 📰 11 Reviews
  • 📍 Oberdorfstrasse 10, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland