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17 Bookstores In Zurich 🇨🇭

These are 17 of the best bookstores in Zurich. The best bookstore is Orell Füssli Zh Kramhof & Bookshop. Here is the list of Zurich 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
  • 📰 2,923 Reviews
  • 📍 Füsslistrasse 4, 8022 Zürich, Switzerland

2. Orell Füssli Zh Bellevue

"Wonderful international selection on the top floor with Italian, English and French books and - if you're looking for something they don't have in store - they can easily order if for you. It usually arrives within 5 days, which is pretty good. I also like the atmosphere, and how kind the staff always is (also when you don't speak German)."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • 📰 676 Reviews
  • 📍 Theaterstrasse 8, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

3. Bücher Lüthy Zürich Sihlcity

"Very wide variety of products which are nice gifts!The books look amazing and you can find games, cards for weddings or birthday.I am sure that I will come back for other gifts!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • 📰 468 Reviews
  • 📍 Sihlcity, Kalanderpl. 1, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland

4. 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

5. 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

6. Kinderbuchladen Zürich

"What a wonderful bookshop. Full of books for children to browse and read. Toys and artifacts to encourage the curiosity and wonderment of young minds."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • 📰 190 Reviews
  • 📍 Oberdorfstrasse 32, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

7. Ex Libris Buchhandlung Zürich

"Ex Libris is still my favourite bookshop chain in Switzerland despite it being somewhat small.. I find the prices the best value in terms of physical bookshops in Switzerland. I get German language textbooks or children’s books or games from here. Since the Wädenswil branch unfortunately closed a few years ago, I’ve been coming to the Zurich HB branch to pick up my online orders and there’s never been any problem at all. Quite fast service. The staff are friendly. I really like their sales sections outside too."

  • ⭐️ 4.1 Rating
  • 📰 161 Reviews
  • 📍 Bahnhofpl. 9, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. Eos Buchantiquariat Benz

"Amazing place for books.Brought 2 nice books here with affordable price.Good vibes !!"

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • 📰 20 Reviews
  • 📍 Kirchgasse 17, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

15. Buchhandlung Hirslanden

"My absolute favorite bookstore!Personal service and recommendations: I can rely 100% on Mr. Reimann's book recommendations. And during the exciting readings, no matter how much you crowd into the small bookstore.PS The best sayings are always written on the slate in front of the door!"

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • 📰 20 Reviews
  • 🏆 Independent Bookstore
  • 📍 Freiestrasse 221, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland

16. Buchhandlung Calligramme


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

17. Bookstore In The Light

"Beautiful book store. Large range of self help and esoteric books"

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • 📰 12 Reviews
  • 📍 Seefeldstrasse 50, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland