I will be going to Vilnius this year. As usual, I am aiming to visit places where I could buy used books (mostly dictionaries and grammar books in any language imaginable) in Vilnius. I am not looking for truly antique specimens, just used ones at a good price.

I have been time and again disenchanted by how seldom such stores have up-to-date info on Google Maps, so I am looking for recommendations of where I could find such places.

Also, what would be the name under which such places operate in Lithuania? Antikvarinis knygynas or something else?

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    @David Did you mean Google itself? Because the OP stated that Google Maps doesn't appear to have up-to-date informaton.
    – mkennedy
    Aug 12, 2019 at 2:48
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    No, I meant Google Maps. I don't read Lithuanian, so can't comment on the up-to-dateness of the listings on that map. OTOH, my experience (US, UK, France) is that Google Maps listings are fairly up-to-date. The OP doesn't say Google Maps is not up to date for these listings, only that he's been disappointed in the past. Aug 12, 2019 at 2:52
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    You could spend a day visiting all those stores and update their info on Google Maps. (a hobby of mine) Aug 12, 2019 at 3:26
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    Voting to reopen. The close reason states the question is about price shopping. The question is actually about finding a type of service that is interesting to certain travellers yet not always easy to find. Perhaps the closer does not know the difference between "used" and "cheapest"? For instance, I collect one book in many translations. I prefer old editions that have character. In Latvia my book was not in any of the new book shops anyway. Dec 22, 2019 at 10:40
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    Also while Google Maps sometimes out-of-date, it's more common problem now is over-generalizing. Searching for used books tends to also find both secondhand shops selling stuff that doesn't include books and regular bookshops. While I usually have the time to do the rounds and update maps when shops have closed down, I appreciated that most people don't have the time for that. Dec 22, 2019 at 10:46

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Firstly there is a small chain of three used bookshops owned and run by the same people. They are called Keistoteka. One branch is located right in the historic old town while the other branches require a bit of a walk or a bus ride further north in the city.

There seem to be some others I haven't verified yet:

Knygos Namai seems to have two locations, according to Google Maps.

I'll try to verify these and update my answer before I leave Vilnius for Poland ...

Google Maps also shows one or two booksellers at or near Kalvariju Market. I found almost zero books but one stall that was packing up inside and perhaps some of the people selling their own junk on the street outside the market had a tiny selection of books almost all in Russian.

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    Thanks, I have actually visited those two. I was disappointed to see three of the most promising places on Google not to be there anymore :( Dec 28, 2019 at 23:56

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