Recommended Bookstores in Jerusalem
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The following is a compilation of Jerusalem bookstores linked to a Jerusalem map that we would recommend. Here’s a brief overview of a few that stand out to us. More can be found here.
Academon Mt. Scopus Bookstore – Small, only Hebrew, University bookstore on Mt. Scopus (also one at Givat Ram campus); Important for textbooks, Hebrew Ulpan books, etc.
Address: Forum of the Hebrew University – Har HaTzofim
Phone Number: 02-588-2162
Adraba Books – carries a variety of Hebrew and English books, both new and secondhand
Address: Ben-Maimon 5, Jerusalem
Phone Number: 02-567-1266
The Bible Society – An excellent bookstore that meets both academic and devotional desires. A Bible exhibit engaging the production and printing of Bibles is also found here.
Address: 17 Jaffa Road, P.O.B. 44, 91000 Jerusalem
Phone Number: 02-625-1849
The Book Gallery – huge stock of secondhand books on nearly every subject and in many languages, boasts a large compilation of rare and antique titles. Good search capabilities online.
Address: Schatz Street 6
Phone Number: 02-623-1087
Emmanuel Messianic Bookshop – wonderful shop located in the Old City and part of the Christ Church ministry, providing books, music, souvenirs, and sometimes a wonderful secondhand book.
Address: Armenian Patriarchate Street, Old City Jerusalem
Phone Number: 02-627-7746
Franciscan Corner Bookshop – shop located just within Jaffa Gate, providing locals, pilgrims, and tourists with a wide range of publications from the Franciscan Printing Press, other local and foreign Christian publishers
Address: Jaffa Gate, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Square, P.O.B. 14064, 91140 Jerusalem
Phone Number: 02-628-2218
Holzer Bookstore: well organized bookstore with occasional cultural events.
Address: 91 Yafo Street, Jerusalem
Phone Number: 076-543-3800
Intellect Books – well stocked used bookstore, mainly Hebrew
Address: 30 Yafo Street, Jerusalem
Phone Number: 02-624-3941, 050-722-4598
Ludwig Mayer Books – unique Hebrew bookstore with a large selection of scholarly publications in a variety of languages, willing to order rare books for searching customers
Address: 4 Shlomzion Hamalka Street, P.O.B. 1174, Jerusalem 91010
Phone Number: 02-625-2628
Mossad Harav Kook – an academic bookstore, with a goal to supply customers with books on every Jewish subject and an in-depth understanding of Israeli literature
Address: St. Jerusalem Rabbi Maimon 1
Phone number: 02-652-6231
Pomeranz Books – selection of Jewish books offered in Hebrew and English with a large selection of Jewish Holy Books, special orders for rare books
Address: Be’eri Street 5, Jerusalem, 91201
Phone Number: 02-623-5559
Sefer v’Sefel – abundant selection of new and secondhand books, primarily in English, ranging from fiction to Judaica
Address: Ya’abetz Street 2, Jerusalem 94232
Phone Number: 02-624-8237
Steimatzky Bookstores – Israel’s oldest and largest bookstore chain
Address: 5 location in Jerusalem, listed below with phone numbers
9 King George Street (Tel. 02-624-0494)
33 Jaffa Road (Tel. 02-625-0155)
7 Ben Yehuda Street (Tel. 02-625-5487)
Mamila Shopping Mall (Tel. 02-625-7268)
Yad Vashem (Tel. 02-643-3392)
The Bookshop – located in the historic American Colony Hotel, specializes in titles dealing with the region of Israel and also hosts frequent author appearances and readings
Address: American Colony Hotel
Phone Number: 02-627-9731
Vice-Versa – French bookshop highlighting Israeli literature in French and French Literature in Hebrew.
Address: Shim’on Ben Shatakh St 1, Jerusalem
Phone Number: 02-624-4412