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Address: 19 Salah e-Din, Jerusalem 9711042, Israel
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+972 2-628-3704
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Good food, relaxed environment

We ended up staying here for 3 hours it was such a relaxed vibe. Food was good, prices fairly reasonable. When I went to pay, the guy simply asked me what we had had, showing a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up staying here for 3 hours it was such a relaxed vibe. Food was good, prices fairly reasonable. When I went to pay, the guy simply asked me what we had had, showing a lot trust! Thankfully I was able to remember everything. It is supposed to be an educational bookshop but be aware they only want to... More 

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Thank saintjag
California
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I worked for 6 years at the Barnes and Nobles in Berkeley, CA and I thought we had the best selection of Middle Eastern books, but after just 1 minute at EB I realized that I knew nothing about the books available in English on the "Palestinian question" Amazing, there were literally hundreds of books I had never heard of... More 

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Thank hsmukler
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I stumbled into this place to ask for directions to the nearest ATM. I left ~45 minutes later - after having a delicious coffee and fascinating conversation with the staff and a few regular customers. Highly recommend a visit.

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Belper
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36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you want to access a wide selection of books on Israel/Palestine this is the shop for you. There are many books which will help you get a wider understanding of the political situation there. Be warned books in Israel/Palestine at expensive by British standards.

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Thank JHTBelper
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102 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful shop. English print books. They even have kids books hidden away just ask at the counter. The expresso coffee was good but expensive. They had clean toilets but no toilet paper. Across the road is a money changer who does decent rates and is open on Friday nights. This place is well worth a visit if you are walking... More 

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Thank MoshieMo
Nashville, Tennessee
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1,186 reviews
490 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 759 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This book store has a lovely selection of books printed in English...from the classics, to politics/religion to cook books etc. They also have a small cafe where they make excellent coffee drinks, milkshakes and menu items like a few breakfast options and salad. The service is very good.

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Santa Ana, El Salvador
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Fantastic English language selection of books, mostly from the Palestinian perspective, on the history of Palestine and Israel. Also has a limited collection on Islam and a very good literature/poetry collection. One of the few places open in this area on Friday evening, it is also a nice place to get something to eat and have a cup of fantastic... More 

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Thank Janet S
Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

A great place to sit with a delightful coffee, read the news and people-watch. The selection of books on Palestine is second-to-none. Every time I had to visit East Jerusalem I would try and find an excuse to pop in here and pick up a postcard or some literature. Especially good selection of maps if you are looking to travel... More 

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Thank Patrick H
Helsinki, Finland
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Bookshop / cafe is a great base to have, a place where you can plan your daily activities in Jerusalem area, enjoy something from good and reasonably priced menu, meet old and new friends, as well as go through their extensive book collection - mostly from local topics and the conflict. You can get nice souveniers too! I frequently sit... More 

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Thank Risto H
California
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83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I spent hours in this bookstore several times while I was in Jerusalem. Some of the books you will not find in the United States. They actually have three stores, this one, one across the street where the books in Arabic are sold and another in one of the hotels. Be sure to visit even if you don't need a... More 

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