🇬🇭 Accra 🇦🇷 Buenos Aires 🇹🇿 Dar es Salaam 🇧🇩 Dhaka 🇩🇪 Ellwangen 🇨🇱 La Serena 🇭🇳 San Pedro Sula 🇸🇻 San Salvador 🇨🇱 Santiago 🇺🇸 USA
There was a time when one could purchase postcards almost everywhere. Now it has become increasingly hard to find them, even in large cities and at popular tourist destinations.
Places where one may get lucky and find postcards for sale include
- airports and train stations,
- book stores,
- stationary stores,
- convenience stores,
- museum shops,
- newspaper kiosks,
- post offices,
- souvenir shops near tourist attractions, and
- tourist information offices.
In some parts of the world, it is a real challenge to find postcards. It is a challenge I enjoy while traveling but others may not, or may simply lack the time during a brief trip. That is why I decided to create a list, hoping it will be helpful to fellow travelers who like to send or collect postcards from the places they visit. The list below is sorted alphabetically, by no means comprehensive, and only includes cities where postcards are hard to find for travelers. “Hard” is a relative term, of course, and some of the cities on the list may have found their way onto the list due to my ignorance rather than an actual scarcity of businesses that sell postcards. I would very much appreciate your help in adding new cities to the list!
🇬🇭 Accra | Ghana
- University Post Office — W.E.B. Dubois Road, University of Ghana
🇦🇷 Buenos Aires | Argentina
- Feria de San Telmo — Plaza Dorrego, Humberto 1º & Defensa
🇹🇿 Dar es Salaam | Tanzania
- Hotel Slipway, souvenir shops on the lower level — Yacht Club Road, Masaki
- Karibu Arts & Crafts — 22 Samora Avene, Kisutu; near the Askari Monument
🇧🇩 Dhaka | Bangladesh
- Aarong Dhanmondi 1 — House 1/1, Block A, Asad Gate, Lalmatia, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi
- Aarong Tejgaon — 210/B 210/B Bir Uttam Mir Shawkat Sarak (Gulshan Link Road), Tejgaon
- Aranya — House 33 (316A old), Road 16 (27 old), Dhanmondi
- Azad Products — HBFC building, 22 Topkhana Road; opposite Baitul Mukarram National Masjid & the Dhaka General Post Office
- Bangladesh National Museum — Shahbagh Square
- Bengal Boi — House 42, Road 16 (27 old), Dhanmondi
🇩🇪 Ellwangen an der Jagst | Germany
🇨🇱 La Serena | Chile
🇭🇳 San Pedro Sula | Honduras
- Librería Cultura — 8 Avenida, Barrio Guamilito
🇸🇻 San Salvador | El Salvador
🇨🇱 Santiago | Chile
- Kaikai — Av. Providencia 2124, local 02, Providencia
🇺🇸 United States of America
Please click here for a list of physical stores in the US that sell postcards.
If any of the information on this list is incorrect, or if you have anything to add, please send me a message. Thank you.