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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.
Editor & Krakow Local
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!
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.