Algoritam is another bookshop along the main street in Old Town Dubrovnik. It is different to Algebra because it does not have the same cluttered atmosphere and originality. It is a lot more like any other ordinary bookshop you might find. In fact it is actually part of a larger chain in Croatia, and it definitely has that feel.
Compared to the overwhelming heat and tourist crowds outside (I visited at the worst possible time – August), Algoritam is a cool and spacious heaven. I certainly enjoyed the air conditioning while exploring the shop.
Of course there are the obvious selections, as in any foreign bookshops; tourist books on Croatia in all languages, best-sellers, an impressive Sci-Fi wall and a much welcome penguins classics shelf, where you can find the cheaper books. I happily crouched in that particular corner, and finally chose Grimms’ Fairy Tales for only about £3.50.