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English Book Shop In Bulgaria

The Book Cave in Veliko Tarnovo sells second hand English Language fiction and non fiction.

Now in its third year of trading the shop serves local Brits, Bulgarians and Tourists.

From the outset the aim was to provide a service that would suit differing needs.

One of the advantages of second-hand as opposed to new books is clearly the price, another is that with over 4000 different titles in stock, there is something for all tastes; ranging from 80 year old rare and unusual books to this year airport best sellers.

Books can be bought outright, or once read can be returned to the store where 50% of the original selling price is used against the cost of the next purchase. We are also happy to consider you own unwanted books as credit against stock in the shop.


For keen readers in the Veliko Tarnovo area we also offer a membership scheme, this allows customers to read and exchange books for just a few leva a time.

We have online stock lists which can be searched for a favourite author or specific title.

This is useful for occasional visitors to the city; only about half of the stock fits in the shop at any given time but any book can be quickly located on request. A quick email a day or two before a planned visit ensures that any given book can be in the shop on the day you are. By popular demand we also order specifically requested titles; this can be anything from a rare ‘out of print' title to an eagerly awaited best seller.

Opening Times

The shop is open all year round, Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and is located just minutes from Samovodone square, one of the highlights of a visit to ‘old Veliko Tarnovo'.

How to find us?

The bookshop is located just a hundred meters away from the Yantra Hotel in Veliko Tarnovo, on No. 9, Opalchenska Street.

When you are in front of the hotel, go down the street that takes you to Samovodene, not the street that goes down to the Tsarevets Fortress. Look for the sign on the left hand side of the street.

View Books Available

You can view our fiction stocklist here

And the non fiction stocklist here

These will take you to spreadsheets which should be fully searchable


Email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for links to the stock lists, maps to the shop and with any specific questions or requests.

We look forward to meeting you.