The 5 most charming bookshops in Madrid
The best bookshops are those that contain much more than just books. And the Bardón bookshop is just that. Hundreds of books on wooden shelves, neatly arranged, on all subjects and from all periods. This place is a treasure trove of history and culture. Established more than 70 years ago, this family-run business will take you back in time with no need to leave the city. Don’t miss it!
Perhaps there is something better than a good book, and that may be a glass of your favourite wine. So why not enjoy both? The Tipos Infames bookshop enables you to do just that. Located in the popular district of Malasaña, this establishment makes reading an unforgettable experience. Enjoy your book with your favourite drink; wine, beer or a soft drink, the choice is yours! Go alone or with friends and enjoy reading like never before.
Do you love reading but don't want to spend too much money? TuuuLibrería is the solution! How does it work and what makes it so special? In this beautiful place, you decide the price of the books and pay the amount you feel is appropriate. The aroma of old paper fills the air as soon as you enter, and you can choose from a collection of second-hand books that fill every corner of the establishment. What are you waiting for?
The emblematic district of Lavapiés is home to this bookshop, which sells books in a very peculiar way: using scales. You can buy second-hand books here and pay by weight. What do you think of that? Don't miss this peculiar experience and head to the San Fernando Market to visit La Casquería.
On the other hand, if you want to enjoy a literary atmosphere in the open air, don't miss the 80th edition of the Madrid Book Fair, which is held in Retiro Park from the 10th to the 26th of September. Meet your favourite authors, discover new novels, attend workshops, and soak up culture in the heart of the city. You can check timetables and all the information on their official website.
Finally, once you have bought your books, Gran View Apartments will be there for you to start enjoying them in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere with all the comforts at your disposal.