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Among Bookshelves: Madrid's Most Iconic Bookshops

July 04, 2024

Libros para un mundo mejor

This bookshop in the district of Malasaña has a special charm. From the very first moment, its façade will catch your attention, in particular the beautiful bicycle that adorns the entrance. When you walk through the door, you will be amazed at the wide variety of second-hand books and their own books that you won't find anywhere else. You can either buy second-hand books or take books you no longer want. This bookshop also offers workshops, courses and unique gifts. It is only a 10-minute walk from our apartments.

Tipos Infames

Still in the same area, you will find Tipos Infames, a bookshop specialising in literary fiction. The most notable feature of this establishment is that you can savour your reading while enjoying a beverage, such as coffee, wine, or beer. They also organise many weekly events, such as book presentations and storytelling sessions for children. It is only a 10-minute walk from our apartments.

Librería La Mistral

This bookshop is just an 8-minute walk from Gran View Apartments. It stocks many special editions, so if you're an enthusiast of classics and would like to have them in various versions, this is the bookshop for you. You will find a broad spectrum of literary genres, from poetry, philosophy and graphic novels to photography and art books. There is something for everyone. Book presentations are often organised on the lower floor.

Crazy Mary

In this shop located in the Barrio de las Letras (Letras District), you can find new literary novelties, books from small publishers, second-hand books, international magazines, and more. One of the things that customers appreciate is the opportunity to sit and read quietly in the corners, as well as the friendly staff who always provide helpful advice. A charming bookshop that you shouldn't miss during your stay in Madrid. It is just a 14-minute metro ride from our apartments.

La Buena Vida - Café del libro

Located next to the Royal Palace, this bookstore-café offers a wide range of literary activities, including reading and discussion clubs, as well as meetings with authors. You can have a drink at one of the tables while reading a good book or even teleworking with your laptop. The atmosphere is usually very pleasant due to the relaxing background music, the attentive staff, and the menu of coffees and teas that make this bookshop a unique experience. A must on your visit, as it is only 9 minutes away from our apartments!

If you love reading, we are confident you will be pleasantly surprised by these bookshops in Madrid and likely won't leave empty-handed. If you want to make more plans related to art and creativity, we suggest you read this post, in which we talk about some ceramic workshops in Madrid. Start planning your visit to the capital and book your accommodation with us.

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