Bookstore Svjetlost Sarajevo – Store of knowledge

arts&culture
Art & culture
shopping
Shopping

"Bookstore Svjetlost" in Sarajevo is the biggest bookstore chain, but I just have so many memories from this place. We go back together...

If you like buying books and all that great stuff like notebooks, pens... office materials in general that only a bookstore can offer, you must check the biggest bookstore chain Svjetlostkomerc.

You can find almost all you want here, for yourself or for a gift.

A lot has changed since I was a little girl, being special, standing on the other side of the store sales counter, saying hi to the costumers, choosing all my eyes can see and putting it on my aunt's account, that worked there for so many years. Well, those are the privileges of kids that are crazy for sparkly pens, personal notebooks and all kinds of books in general :- ).

The Teddy-bear grand book and a cassette player that played English lessons in '87 was so cool - it made me fluent from such an early age...

Even as a grown-up, I still have those shiny kid's eyes when glancing at the shelves and sorting out what to buy, even when I want to have it all - like every kid :- ). I enjoy the smell of new books, looking at shiny pens, erasers, glues, stickers, pencil boxes, backpacks...

I use crazy pens, Post-it stickers in the shape of hearts and crazy color markers - even at work.

I wish kids nowadays enjoyed books and writing as much as I did back then.

This bookstore surely lives up to its name Svjetlost – "the light"; it's been the light of my childhood knowledge and is the colour of my work attitude today.

About this spot

Maršala Tita 54

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00

Book (pictured):

BAM

55

There’s so much more to discover

Discover more in Sarajevo

Maršal Tito Statua – The oxymoron of ages

This statue of Tito is oxymoronic: the symbol of the strength of the Yugoslavian people surrounded by bullet holes from the Bosnian War...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Alan

Dardagan

Musical Stairway – Homage to B&H music scene

The "Musical Stairway" pays homage to the period when Sarajevo used to be the musical centre of Yugoslavia. On every bench there is a short biography of...

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Aida

Omanović

Šamon HoReCa shop & market – Everything you need!

"Šamon HoReCa shop & market" in Sarajevo is THE drink source that's open 24/7. It may take you a while to find something, but the offer is just amazing...

shopping
Shopping

By

Aida

Omanović

Festina Lente Bridge – Modern bridge

"Festina Lente Bridge" in Sarajevo is one of my favourite spots in the city. Opened in 2012, it inspires me to slow down and enjoy the silence, the breeze.

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Naida

Kurdija

Pekara AS – The ace of bakeries

"Pekara AS" is a bakery in Sarajevo that's so popular and iconic, it has become a meeting place. I'd wrestle with a bear for one of their apple strudels...

snacks
Snacks

By

Alan

Dardagan

Farina Bakery – Make your mornings easier

"Farina Bakery" Sarajevo is a small, cozy bakery located in the very center of Sarajevo. The ambience is great, and so are their pastries, cakes and...

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Aida

Omanović

Chipas – Food on a budget

Visiting Sarajevo and want to eat quickly so you can continue exploring? "Chipas" is the perfect place for you. Great prices for excellent quality.

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Mia

Tučić

Bosnian Coat of Arms – Great monument

The "Bosnian Coat of Arms" in Sarajevo is on the way to Dobrinja, a city suburb. I often go for a bike ride there, climb on top and take photos!

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Naida

Kurdija

Courtyard by Marriott – For those who like fancy

"Courtyard by Marriott" in Sarajevo is extremely popular and where I go whenever I want to dress up for something extra fancy. I just love the terrace..

bars
Bars
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Mia

Tučić

Jazzbina – Heaven for good music

"Jazzbina" in Sarajevo is one of the city's best live music stages. Mondays are for jazz, Tuesdays blues... Check out all the local bands!

bars
Bars
music
Music

By

Mia

Tučić

Hacienda – Restful yet still fun

"Hacienda" in Sarajevo is one of my favorite places to hang out - even during the day, when there's no-one there. I like their 'private cubes'...

bars
Bars
snacks
Snacks

By

Naida

Kurdija

Sarajevo Pigeon – Doves from heaven

The "Sarajevo Pigeon" might not be an actual spot but it is definitely one of the city's symbols and a must-see. There are even songs about them...

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Naida

Kurdija

Try our app and know your way!

Our Spotters' Local Favorites Only. Skip the Tourist Traps.

Find Nearby Spots and Navigate with Ease

Save Your Favorites and See Them on the Map

Get more with the Spotted by Locals app

Only local favorites. No tourist highlights.

Find spots nearby and use the map to locate them

Save favorites and show them on the map

Our local team in Sarajevo

Get to know our Spotters from Sarajevo

As featured on:

Subscribe now and get 3 days of free access!

Be ahead of the crowd and join our newsletter.​

first_name *
email *

By subscribing you agree with our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

Unlock local hidden gems

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consect sit dolor sit amet lamet. Lorem ipsum sit.