Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Visited: August, 2007
In December 1996, two writers from Sarajevo (Goran Samardzic and Damir Uzunovic) started selling books from the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. They had opened a bookshop in Radićeva Street - in a space of some 100 square meters. The idea behind Buybook was to establish a bookstore which would offer books from what once was a common country for the people of Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia - and the fact that the language spoken in these countries has always been very similar was just one more factor which contributed to the making of this bookstore. Furthermore, the idea was to expand the readers' horizons by introducing English language books into the regular offer, thus making it easier for the people to get a hold of any title in a foreign language.
Over a decade later, Buybook has established itself as a cultural center - a bookstore, a CD shop, café, gallery, publishing house and a distributor of books which specializes in art, books for children, coffee & tea shop. It's a place to promote books, a place where you can meet prominent Bosnian writers, poets, artists, teachers, directors - of all generations.
bookstore & café buybook:
Phone: +387 33 71 64 50
Art buybook and café:
Zelenih beretki 8
Phone:+387 33 71 20 10
buybook and café Karabit (Mostar):
Phone: +387 36 55 88 10
Buybook offers a 10% dicount for ISIC, ITIC and IYTC card holders.