The warm, delicious coffee aroma alone, enveloping you and welcoming you into the cafe section the very second you step into Prospero’s Bookshop, nestled in the courtyard of 34 Rustaveli Avenue, is just one of the reasons you should visit. Not to mention it being the best bookshop in Tbilisi for English books. From Architecture, travel, photography, cooking and business literature to fiction, poetry, children books, quirky stationary and greeting cards.
Need the latest travel guide or some new reading material for your next trip out of town? Head to Prospero’s. Hungry? Check out their cozy cafe or, on sunny days, enjoy the open air courtyard away from the bustle of one of Tbilisi's main shopping avenues.
17 years ago, when it first opened, Prospero’s Books was the first of its kind in Tbilisi, introducing Georgia to the Western "Book Café" concept, with the bonus that it sells foreign publications otherwise near impossible to find elsewhere in the country. This, paired with its friendly service, saw it quickly become a must go/must buy/must drink coffee spot for both locals and expats.
Prospero’s Books has a variety of services for book lovers, from gift certificates to annual memberships, used book purchase, children’s reading hour, customer request on special books, computer and internet services and even the occasional book launch!
Don’t leave the city without visiting Prospero’s Books even if its just to pop in to warm yourself up on a chilly day. No matter who you are, a lonely wanderer, a reporter, an avid reader or a writer: go there! Because you never know, maybe that little place in the heart of the city of Tbilisi will end up capturing your heart and featuring in your next book or blog. But that’s another story….