In Buenos Aires there are various bookstores where you can savor coffee and cakes while reading the pages of your favorite author. All you need to do is look through the many shelves, choose a title and lose yourself in a book while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee in these literary cafés.
This bookstore is the largest in Latin America and one of the most beautiful in the world. The building is a former theater designed by the architects Peró and Torres Armengol and inaugurated in 1919. In the space that was once used as a stage there is now a café from where you can appreciate the dome painted in 1919 that depicts an allegory of peace in celebration of the end of the First World War. Paul Auster, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ernesto Sábato, Andrés Rivera and Mario Benedetti are just a few authors that have presented their books here. On Friday and Saturday nights it is open until midnight. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Capital Federal.
More info: www.tematika.com
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This bookstore is emblematic of the city’s culture. It is part of the “notable bars” circuit and was declared a “Site of Cultural Interest” by the City of Buenos Aires. It was founded by Francisco Poblet in 1938 and in 1987 it was transformed into a place that houses books, musical shows, coffee and exquisite cuisine. There is a cultural program every Monday.
Callao 892, Capital Federal
More info: www.clasicaymoderna.com
In the heart of Palermo you’ll find this place – a bookstore, café and location for events and courses all in one. It also serves as a publishing house, which means you may run into new poets belonging to the city’s literary avant-garde. Although it is not a “bookstore of old” it is possible to find early editions and volumes at affordable prices.
Costa Rica 4767, Capital Federal.
More info: www.crackup.com.ar
The warmth of its rooms characterizes this bookstore that has won its place in the city’s literary circuit. Visitors will feel completely at home as soon as they cross the threshold. In addition to being a bookstore and café, it’s a fantastic place for chats with friends and serves as a publishing house for young authors in the Argentinian literary scene.
Honduras 5574, Capital Federal.
More info: www.eternacadencia.com
This bookstore is located on Florida Street and has a café that allows you to savor delicious treats while you read. Since it is in the heart of Buenos Aires it is accessible to a large public, including avid readers looking to get lost in a book.
Florida 628, Capital Federal.
More info: www.cuspide.com
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