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Sitting in the cellar of one of the Baroque palaces behind Tyn Cathedral, this attractive shop offers one of the broadest selections of English language books in the city, on shelves that are simply laid out and well labeled. There is a broad fiction section, a play section and an even larger non-fiction section with shelves for art, architecture, science, history, photography and design. The second room contains a small remainders section and a admirably large children's section, including Roald Dahl and Hermes' TinTin. Despite its location on one of the main tourist thoroughfares, it's a surprisingly quiet place to browse. But the higher than usual prices do reflect the shop's prime location. The staff are helpful and speak fluent English.
Bontonland is the biggest music CD shop in the country. In the basement of the Koruna Palace, it has very broad choice of music available on three floors. Opposite the entrance on the main floor are CDs with listening consoles. Beside them is the shop's wide dance section. Most of the floor space of the main floor is, however, given over to the racks of rock/pop CDs displayed alphabetically. Classical CDs are at the back of the store and jazz CDs and videos are round to the right. The interior is bright and hard-wearing. Industrial rubber surfaces the floor and dark air-conditioning pipes snake across the ceiling. On the lower floors there are an Internet café and game zones.
Antikvariat features old books (almost all in Czech) and prints. There is a whole room devoted to the sale of prints, ranging from old maps to birds and also covering architectural studies and enchanting scenes from Czech landscapes. There are also miniature studies of Prague scenes as well as others from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The prices here are fairly affordable.