A Simple Story
About Sipur Pashut
SIPUR PASHUT is an independent book shop operating since 2003 in the Neve Tzedek district of Tel Aviv. Over the years, it has become one of the leading national venues for literary, cultural and art oriented events. With monthly readings and discussions, book launches, children's storybook theater, exhibitions dedicated to art and illustration, writing workshops, book-clubs, and lately, a new blog called 'Zerecha Ezera?' (Hebrew for “Are You Being Served?”; with a feminine bent), we have created a lively community of readers and writers, who contribute to and support our on-going literary discourses and cultural projects and activities.
The Hebrew title of Y.S. Agnon's book A SIMPLE STORY is SIPUR PASHUT, and the SIPUR PASHUT BOOKSHOP continues the Nobel Prize winner’s tradition of making books a gateway to the world. Located in Neve Tzedek – Tel Aviv’s first neighborhood, and in 1925, home to Agnon and other intellectual writers and thinkers – the SIPUR PASHUT BOOKSHOP is one of the highlights of this preserved neighborhood known for its galleries and cafés. Small in size yet large in offerings, the store stands out because of its unusual book selection and upstairs gallery where one can curl up on a couch and just read.
If you’re a bibliophile, a lover of literature or a hobby enthusiast, the SIPUR PASHUT BOOKSHOP is the place for you. You’ll enjoy browsing through a wide range of titles that include original and translated literature, feminist fiction and poetry, literary theory and criticism, art, music, photography, comics and graphic novels, design and architecture. A special English language section includes novels, children’s books, yoga guides, magazines and periodicals.
We pride ourselves on our warm personal service and our carefully chosen selection of books. Our professional and dedicated staff, who has been with us since the very beginning, allows us to bring people and books together in a very special way.
Beyond our commitment to customer service, SIPUR PASHUT has a far-reaching mission: to nurture local literature and help it flourishes by creating a supportive community of writers and readers. Our society of readers and friends includes writers, poets, artists as well as leading societal and cultural figures, with whom we have cultivated a unique connection over the years do to our belief that they are the most original and genuine voices of their literary generations.
SIPUR PASHUT is a unique cultural institution, with the heart of a local bookstore and the soul of an agent of intellectual and social change. While we are firm believers in the vital role of human-scale bookstores in encouraging meaningful literacy, we are also dedicated to expanding our activity beyond the store borders and contributing to the development of literary, cultural and social values of inclusion, dialogue, and the celebration of creativity, both locally and worldwide.
Interested in ordering a book?
It’s easy to order books in English and Hebrew at the Sipur Pashut Bookshop. We deliver in Israel and ship abroad. All you have to do is contact us, give us your list of book titles and state your preferred shipment method. We'll get back to you as soon as possible and notify you about shipping costs.