Specialized bookstore

Art gallery

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Books about art

Graphics and drawing

KAVKA is a specialized bookstore and art gallery. We run an online store and a stone shop in the center of Prague. The books we offer here are mostly from the production of Czech or Slovak publishers, galleries and museums and they focus primarily to Czech and Slovak art, architecture and design and photography. Some books are not part of a wider book distribution that is why you can find it only in KAVKA bokstore . Part of our business offer includes antiquarian books on art, unique author's books, or rare bibliophiles. In addition to the books, KAVKA also offers original works of Czech authors, mostly 20th and 21st century. We focus our interest mainly on graphics and drawings, also due to the limited exhibition space. But often you will also find oil paintings or small sculptures. Several times a year, we host chamber exhibitions.

We are a team of art experts and we can assess works of art and books. Our goal is to encourage and rehabilitate the book and art culture. We believe that art, even in the form of beautiful books, is part of the national cultural heritage and should be part of everybody's life..


Stay in the picture on Kavka book's events!

Stay in the picture on Kavka book's events!

Autumn is a good season for books. Whether it's the cooler weather, the longer evenings, or the way life returns to its normal rhythm after the summer, in our bookstore it's manifested in one way: a busy programme. We invite you to several book events, meetings with authors and to the new bookstore. And we're also introducing a few new titles that will be out before the end of the year.


6/6 2023 Opening of In the Gripp of Curiosities / erotic / poetic / fantastic

6/6 2023 Opening of In the Gripp of Curiosities / erotic / poetic / fantastic

IN THE GRIPP OF CURIOSITIES exhibition had surrounded Kavka art book store in bizarre and surreal objects between eroticism, poetics and fantasy. Exhibiting artists Jan Švankmajer, Marie Jirásková and the group Buchty a loutky working on the border of theater, visual arts and film presented their latest works. Take a look at the photos from the opening.


Photostory: A book release evening of Jiří Šalamoun's poetry book

Photostory: A book release evening of Jiří Šalamoun's poetry book

A book release party for Jiří Šalamoun's book of poems "Básně všechny a jedno leporelo 1978–2021" on the 20th of October. Several poems were on this occasion read by actors Arnošt Goldflam, Igor Bareš and Jan Kanyza, and also by Anička Duchaňová, who has set to music some of Šalamoun's texts.

We opened a small exhibition of graphic and other works by Jiří Šalamoun, which is open until 10th of November.

Photograps of the evening were taken by Helena Kristová.