About us

Vastela is a Zürich-based and second-hand bookstore selling exclusively English books. We want to provide a sustainable book thrifting platform to ensure you can purchase any book at a fair price while remaining environmentally conscious.

Read more about what moved us to start this bookstore here.

Where can you find us?

You will be able to find us at Goldbrunnenstrasse 120, 8055 Zürich (corner of Nussbaumstrasse).


Other relevant information

Our Working Hours
We will be open Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm and Sat 11am-5pm.

Our Collection
We have over 2000 books spanning from fiction to non-fiction, romance to fantasy, and culinary to children's books. All books are in English, second-hand, fairly priced and in great conditions.

Store Benefits
We will continue selling books online as previously but the physical store will bring some additional benefits:
1. You can purchase books on our website and skip the delivery costs by picking up your order
2. You can bring >10 books as a donation and benefit from 20% discount on your store purchases (<10 books = 10% discount)
3. You can read any book at leisure in our store prior to purchase

Payment by cash, TWINT or credit card are available.

Keeping informed
Subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of the page or follow us on Instagram for all information regarding the bookstore. 

We welcome you all to browse our collection, buy some pre-loved books, donate additional books or just chat with us about literature.  

Come visit us!