Just off the busy central streets, in a lovely backyard of the historical centre of Riga on Dzirnavu 51 you will find a small and cozy bookshop “Roberts Books”.

It is not your ordinary bookshop, but rather a place where you can fall into a different world where you can get warmth and emotions for your soul. Robert’s Books offers wide selection of books of different genres – from general fiction, classics, photography, philosophy, art history, architecture, economy, science, biographies and ends with cooking, children’s literature, health books, thrillers and travel books. All in English.

The store’s main goal is to offer visitors quite a different type of an experience. You can not simple come and purchase a book, but also read it in a library atmosphere – they have all right facilities and tables with chairs for that. Together with that, get a cup of coffee for the full enjoyment of the experience.

The father of Robert’s Books is journalist Robert Cottrell, who has written extensively for The Economist. Robert’s Books was a project that Robert started in 2008 to see what an ideal bookshop should look like. We’ve come a long way since then. Currently it’s not only a bookshop but also a meeting place for minds that think alike.


“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

― Mark Twain

The shop offers not only books but also hosts discussion boards, presentations and movie nights. Together with a shop itself, there is a cozy front yard, where special open-air sessions are hosted and a summer terrace is open during warm months.

If you are one of those book lovers then you should definitely try to this place. As guys claim, most important thing is making an interaction between human and book more natural, alive and usual. Great atmosphere and if you ever wondered where to buy books in English while in Riga, then it will be your best option. Well selection of new and used books, coffee and friendly and helpful shop assistants.

Shop works every day from Monday to Friday 10.00 – 20.00 and weekends 12.00 – 17.00


Dzirnavu iela 51,
Riga, Latvia


Phone: +371 28 649 917
Website: www.robertsbooks.lv
E-mail: robertsbooks@inbox.lv
Facebook: www.facebook.com/robertsbooks
Twitter: www.twitter.com/robertsbooks

Working Hours

Monday – Friday: 10.00 – 20.00 (Spring/Summer)
Tuesday – Friday: 10.00 – 20.00 (Autumn/Winter)
Saturday: 12.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00 (depends on weather)

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