I am looking for places to buy cheap book (dictionaries) in Budapest. Last time I was there none of the places I found through Google Maps was there (so I only visited Vonnegut Antikvárium), and I am only gonna be there very briefly, so I would appreciate places you know in person.

Also, what is the word for a second-hand bookstore in Hungarian – “antikvárium”? I found régiségbolt, but it seems to mean antique shop with furniture and so forth.

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    Close voter: This question is not about price shopping. It's about finding something hard to find. There were lots of new book shops last time I was in Budapest. Finding old books was another story. In some cities such places are easy to find, in other places you really need expert help. Aug 14, 2016 at 9:20
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    Except that searching "best used bookstores in Budapest" returns a few helpful looking links including one from Budapest.com
    – mkennedy
    Aug 14, 2016 at 14:01
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    There is also Evelyn Leeper's lists of bookstores. Budapest has a few listed (some have latest info from 2008): leepers.us/evelyn/bookshops/eu-misc.htm#budapest
    – mkennedy
    Aug 14, 2016 at 14:03

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Nyugat Antikvárium

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1054 Bajcsy Zsilinszky u. 34

Phone: 061 / 311- 90-23

Monday - Friday 10-17:30

Font Antikvárium

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Founded in 1991. Apparently has a helpful staff.

1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 56th

Pesti Forrás Antikvárium

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This shop appears to boast a special selection in history books and books about science. It has books that are more than a century old and also features old postcards and photographs.

1062 Budapest, Aradi utca 28.

Phone: 061-708-9863

Monday: 8-16. Tuesday - Wednesday: 12-18 Thursday: *12-20 * Friday: 12-18

Szőnyi Antikvárium

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Apparently well organized as well as carrying a wide variety of books.

1055 Budapest Szent István krt. 3

Phone: 06 1 / 311-6431

Monday - Friday: 10-18 Saturday: 9-13


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Supposedly has "really helpful, youthful and helpful staff".

1053 Budapest, Museum Boulevard 39

Phone: +36 1266 -2653

Monday - Friday: 10-18. Saturday: 10-13

Attribution: I have mostly used a single source. I have never been to Budapest, and have no personal experience with these shops.


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