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Empik
Rating
91% from 11 reviews
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Address
Rynek Glowny 5

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Editor's review

Been to Krakow and you still don't know where this place is? Liar! The biggest store on the square, situated very near the Marian Basilica is as noticeable as the Cloth Halls themselves. You will find everything here. A quick tour: the ground level features news, magazines (in many languages), picture development, perfumes. Going up: books, maps, guides, concert tickets, paper products. Get higher, baby: children's lit, self-help books, law/economics/humanities/foreign languages, coffee shop, gallery. 3rd floor (4th floor for you Yankees and Canucks): kick it in gear and pick up the latest in PC, XBox, Playstation and Wii games! Finally, go all the way down to the lowest level for all of your music and movie needs. Empik plays an important social role as well; you will frequently find book-signings, mini-concerts and star-gazers here.

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Local Life Krakow

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from United States Reply Nov 26th, 2011

few levels of book extravaganza, very helpful & young staff.

Mishka from Belgium Reply Oct 8th, 2011

I like popping in and browsing through photography books section. Always a good coffee in Empik Cafe too.

V.J from United States Reply Sep 15th, 2011

Great selection of books, music and foreign magazines:)). Found fantastic guide books there.

Johanna Martin from Ireland Reply Jun 6th, 2011

Do They Have Dre Dre Earphones In This Shop

Lost Cowgirl from United States Reply Jan 29th, 2008

QUIT complaining it's not that bad

Zuzanna from Poland Reply Jan 29th, 2008

It's not Poland's answer to Foyle's in London's Charing Cross. Empik has its own history. All the students read, but hardly anyone ever seems to buy anything,because they can't afford, and that's sad truth! If book costs 35zl and hourly rate is 5zl if they are lucky enough to find a job!

josie from United Kingdom Reply Feb 15th, 2007

books looked nice, but me can't read no good

Keith Harrison from United Kingdom Reply Sep 4th, 2006

Poland's answer to Foyle's in London's Charing Cross. All the students read, but hardly anyone ever seems to buy anything! A good place to dive into on a rainy afternoon.

Nikki from Sweden Reply Jul 28th, 2006

I love this store - it truly has it all! You only forgot to include the cellar level - with a wide sellection of CD, DVD, VHS and old LP's on a two level cellar floor (where you can loose a good couple of hours without even realizing it)!

Dan Jameson from United Kingdom Reply Nov 23rd, 2004

A ex-pat life-line. Excellent selection of newspapers and magazines. For Brits there's even Q, Sight and Sound, NME, The Spectator. Great range of books and music too. Indispensable

Mark Bradshaw from United Kingdom Reply Oct 13th, 2004

You've gotta hand it to Empik - this place is just swarming with shoppers. Now the cold weather has set in, its going to become even more popular. There's a nice little internet cafe where you can often get away from the crowds, and a good coffee shop too. DVDs in the basement if you need some home cinema action.

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