Librairie Espace Diwan


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Librairie Espace Diwan

For books and travel guides in multiple languages, as well as some Oriental souvenirs and items of Tunisian decorative art stop by this Medina vendor and browse through the treasures hidden inside this artisan bookshop.


The number one shopping spot in the city of Tunis is, of course, the Medina and its endless narrow souqs, most of which specialize in a particular product - whole streets here are devoted to books, spices, textiles, ceramics, natural cosmetics and other goods. Haggling is expected here, so the first price you hear may be eventually decreased to a mere fraction. If haggling becomes overwhelming, head to the new part of town, or "nouvelle ville", where most shops sell a very similar array of goods but offer fixed prices and are pleasantly air-conditioned. Those with a sweet tooth should stock up on "candy" made with dates, boxes of which make good edible gifts and souvenirs.