In a week I’m going to Prague again.
I would love to get your best tips about where to buy postcards! Of course I know I can find those with touristic views in all souvenir shops, but where can I find postcards with illustrations from children’s books, acorn elves and other more artistic illustrations?
Can I buy postcards at the post office? I have been to Prague for so many times, but not since I became a postcrosser. I’ve never been to the post office either.
Is there any big postcard shops with cheap postcards to find?
Love all the ideas and tips I can get from you!
Try the thrift store at Budečská 13. If I remember right, they had some postcards when I was there in June last year.
I’m afraid there is no place like this in Prague
Cards are quite cheap in the Czech Republic, so it’s not worth it to run a specialised postcard shop. The types of cards you are looking for are sold mainly online.
As far as tourist cards are concerned, it’s better to have a look in big bookstores rather than in souvenir shops. The cards are better and definitely much cheaper. In the Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namesti), you can try Luxor or Academia bookstore.
A beautiful selection of artistic black and white postcards of Prague is in Foto Skoda, which is a shop with equipment for photographers. It’s in Vodickova street close to the Wenceslas Square.
Some cards can be bought in stationary shops or at newsagents/tabacoonist’s. At post offices they usually have only a few cards.
I would also try to visit any of the Albi stores (they are usually in the shopping malls), they sometimes have some fairy tale cards; and some not-touristic omes as well.
About the artistic postcards, I am not sure at all; I buy them online, sadly
I’d recommend to visit the souvenir shops in museums instead of usual ones. For example in Prague Castle, in the National Museum, in Kafka Museum (you don’t have to go to museum to visit the shop). There are some great cards there, fun and not your typical “tourist views”. I love the souvenir shop in the Mucha Museum, you can find almost every reproduction of his works. My personal favourite is “Shakespeare and Sons” bookshop (U Lužického semináře 10) not far from the Charles Bridge. The selection is not wide, but definitely special. Try small bookshops, always a chance to find something unique.
Definitely visit the Central Post office (Jindřišská 14). It’s located in a historical building with amazing frescoes. They have some cards with it at the counters.
Oh! I’ve been there before I started postcrossing. I found some other interesting things there.
Right now I’m in Prague!
I went to see the post office to buy some stamps and I’m glad I went. It was really nice!
I went to Foto Skoda and found some nice black and white postcards.
At Mucha museum shop I bought som Mucha postcards, a Kafka card and 2 bigger touristic postcards.
At the bookstore at the same street as Foto Skoda I bought some touristic postcards, some Mucha but also some painted cards which I liked alot!
Tomorrow I will continue my “hunt”. I will send 3 postcards from here- 2 for the US and one for Russia.
Outstanding! This is a great selection of postcards, well worth the search!