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Empik

Boasting the UNESCO-condoned claim of 'Europe's first bookshop,' the building at Rynek 23 has been in the book business since 1610. Unfortunately, this hasn't necessarily meant success for all of its tenants as it has changed hands several times, most recently from the now-bankrupt Matras company to the Empik media chain. Their English section isn't great, but carries a decent selection of popular titles, as well as Polish authors in translation. You'll also find foreign press and English-language magazines, guidebooks, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, presents, gadgets, games, office supplies and you can even buy concert tickets here.

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