There’s several zillion spots in Warsaw where you can horde up on vintage material, but not all that many in which you can lose yourself for weeks. Nuking the competition into touch, Antykwariat Grochowski presents itself as a labyrinthine space in which over 130,000 books creak on shelves that look ready to collapse into dust. Heavy with the intriguing aroma of yellowing paper, it’s to here that young and old head to root out treasures from the assembled stock.
Vast in its selection, aside from antique (and not so ancient) books find Polish comics such as Kapitan Kloss and Kajko i Kokosz, vinyl records, graphic art, disintegrating photos, old currency and the occasional medal. For us, it’s the magazines that do it each and every time: leafing through the TV listings for 1973, who can’t help but be lost in time.
ul. Kickiego 12, agrochowski.pl