Robert's Books


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Robert's Books

Robert's books is a small English-language bookshop started by The Economist's former journalist Robert Cottrell. He brought to life what he envisioned as a perfect bookstore – a place where great minds meet and find food for thought. Feel free to bring in your old books and exchange them for a freshly brewed cup of coffee.


The shopping scene in Riga is rapidly changing, with many chic brand-name stores opening outlets in central Riga. For those of you who enjoy marketplaces, the Centraltirgus is an enormous marketplace spread over several blocks around the railway station area. Meat and vegetables are sold inside four giant Zeppelin hangars. Outside, an oriental-style bazaar offers just about anything at prices lower than elsewhere in the city.