Slaveikov square is located in the heart of Sofia city between the streets Rakovska and Graf Ignatiev. It is the most famous market for books and the stands are located right on the square itself. The square was named after the famous Bulgarian writer – Pencho Slaveikov, whose statue can be seen on a bench together with his father Petko Slaveikov. The bench with the statue is a great place to take a picture as the statues always seem as if they were actually alive.
I like going to the market for books when I’m looking for rare books as you can find almost any book that has been printed in Bulgaria ever, as well as some foreign literature. It is also a good place to walk around the stands if you are just looking for a book to read, but don’t have anything in mind yet.
The square is surrounded by many shops, cafes and restaurants. The Sofia city library is also located there. The square is a central crossing location of two of the main central streets in Sofia, so from there you could take any direction to explore the central parts of Sofia, especially the streets that are out of usual tourist routes, but are actually used by the locals daily.