Find English Books in Chisinau

This post is for a particular type of bookworm.

A bookworm who lives in Chisinau, speaks Romanian and/or Russian, but reads mostly – if not exclusively – in English. This pretty much describes the bunch who came to The English Book Club. I will write more on that later.

One of the things we discussed at our bookish get together was where to find books in English, in Chisinau. Here’s what we came up with:


Educational Centre Book Shop 

They have a variety of classics, some contemporary bestsellers and a few non-fiction titles. Prices vary, but some of the classics can cost as little as 40MDL.

American Resource Center

They have a decent choice of books and DVDs in English. You need to sign up, and can borrow books for 1-2 weeks.

World of Books

They sell donated, used books so they are fairly cheap. The best part: free shipping worldwide! It might take 1-2 months, but they’ll get here eventually.

Abe books

You can find books as cheap as $0,99 –  and the shipping costs around $6-$7.

The Book Depository

The books are a little expensive, because the price is in British Pounds, but shipping is free. 

Not a huge choice, but there’s some.  Search for books in English in both the “Carti” and “Anticariat” sections.

Someone recommended them. I have not ordered books from them, so if you have – let me know how it went.


AMAZON free classics for Kindle

Classics by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde and many others – completely free.

Gutenberg Project

An overwhelming amount of ebooks. Their most popular can be found here:


You need to pay a subscription fee. If you use it, let me know what you think of it.


The place for Audiobooks. They’re pricey, I can tell you that. Hubby has a monthly subscription of $14 and gets better deals because of it, so I’d recommend that.

FB: Kindle Users Moldova group

A community of friendly people who’ll help you find just about any ebook you need. Check out their great list of resources:

This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you’re a Moldovan who reads in English, it’ll (hopefully!) set you on the right track.

Let me know if I missed any good ones. Remember, they need to be available for Moldovans and fairly cheap.


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