Bookshops have lost their charm due to the digital revolution, but sometimes a firm grip of a good book on a lazy afternoon cannot be replaces. So back in 2009 The Economist’s ex-correspondent Robert Cottrell opened a self-titled second-hand bookshop .
In the past five years it has changed its location several times. Robert’s books can now be found in a hidden courtyard among vinery and a hotel. A second-hand, English-language bookshop is a novelty for Riga. This cozy shop is never crowded and that’s one more reason what makes it special among all the other bookstores. It is strong on literary fiction, crime, history, and politics, but that’s far from all that it has to offer.
Prices are usually from two to ten euros. Not to mention proper condition of the books and the retro-ish atmosphere. Robert’s books has become a bookworm’s paradise, where locals often wander for a spike of creativity.