Souvenirs from Warsaw
Reset Art & Design Point
48 Puławska St, www.resetpoint.pl
opening hours: Mon-Fri – 11:00-19:00, Sat – 11:00-17:00, Sun – 11:00-15:00
Reset combines a gallery and a shop to offer a wide variety of refurbished vintage furniture, interior design items, accessories, old movie posters as well as books about art and design. It is also a good place to shop for Warsaw-related souvenirs, as you can find there a series of Warsaw-themed postcards, prints and illustrations.
20 Chmielna St, www.fb.com/vinyltamka
opening hours: Mon-Fri – 11:00-19:00, Sat – 11:00-17:00, Sun – 11:00-14:00
An increasingly popular music store with good quality second-hand gramophone records. A good variety of music genres, both Polish and international artists.
7 Gałczyńskiego St, www.wrzenie.pl
opening hours: Mon-Fri – 9:00-22:00, Sat-Sun – 10:00-22:00
This cosy café-bookstore specializes in nonfiction writing and offers masterpieces of Polish reportage in English as well as other books related to Polish history and culture in English.
Andrzej Mleczko Gallery
140 Marszałkowska St, www.mleczko.pl/galeria-w-warszawie
opening hours: Tue-Sat – 10:00-18:00
A small gallery and shop with the artwork of one of the most famous Polish cartoonists with a great sense of humor. You can buy here original works, prints, posters, mugs and more, available in Polish and English.
Pan tu nie stał
34/50 Koszykowa St, www.pantuniestal.com
opening hours: Mon-Sat – 11:00-19:00
Clothing, accessories, textiles as well as interior design items, inspired by Polish art and design of the socialist era, especially the 1970s and 1980s.
Boleslawiec Pottery (Ceramika Bolesławiec)
2/14 Prosta St, www.ceramicboleslawiec.com.pl
opening hours: Mon-Fri – 10:00-18:00, Sat – 9:00-16:00
Beautiful handmade tableware, baking dishes and pots covered in traditional Polish decorative patterns, made using a unique stamping technique. Visit their website to see if you like this style and to watch clips about the production process.
4 Bankowy Sq, www.coliber.waw.pl
opening hours: Mon-Fri – 10:00-18:00, Sat – 10:00-14:00
A foreign language bookstore with a selection of Polish literature in English as well as some books on Polish culture and history.
15/17 Nowomiejska St, www.lapidarium.pl
opening hours: Mon-Sat – 10:00-21:00, Sun – 10:00-16:00
An antique shop and gallery located in the Old Town of Warsaw. Although small, it is literally packed up to the ceiling with all kinds of junk: old coins, postcards, prints, posters, jewellery, typewriters, farming tools and much, much more.
80 Zamieniecka St, www.centrumszembeka.pl
opening hours: Mon-Fri – 7:00-19:00, Sat – 7:00-17:00
Although the place has recently been transformed into a shopping centre, the farmer’s market on the ground floor is still worth a visit, mostly for local organic food products, notably popular Polish pickles sold in jars.
Polish films with English subtitles
Although there is no single place in Warsaw to find Polish films with English subtitles, you can find some publishing series such as Best Film: Kanon Filmów Polskich that are subtitled in Polish. They could be found in stores such as Saturn, Mediamarkt or Empik, all located in bigger shopping centres.
If you are looking for any specific film, it might be a good idea to ask one of the festival volunteers to look it up online first.