Buenos Aires Best Bookstores: Our 6 Favorites

It has just been published that Buenos Aires is the city with most bookstores per inhabitant in the world, just before Honk Kong and Madrid. With a total of 467 bookstores, you will soon find that it is very easy to run in beautiful stores while walking around the city. Here are our favorites.

 

Eterna Cadencia 

With its hardwood floor and beautiful wooden shelves, Eterna Cadencia has a special magic that makes it a must-go for all book lovers. Located in Palermo Hollywood, Eterna Cadencia sells classics but also publishes new authors and host open book-release parties. There is a charming coffee shop in the back. Just grab a book off the shelves and enjoy it with a warm cappuccino.

Eterna Cadencia Buenos Aires bookstore

Eterna Cadencia

Honduras 5574

Palermo

 

El Ateneo

Built inside an old theater, El Ateneo is probably one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Former theater galleries and box seats are filled with bookshelves. The red curtain is still in place and separates the bookstore itself from the coffee shop, located on the former stage. El Ateneo is definitely worth including in your Recoleta itinerary.

El Ateneo Buenos Aires Bookstore

El Ateneo

Santa Fe Ave. 1860

Recoleta

 

Libros del Pasaje

There are a couple of nice bookstores in Palermo Soho. Libros del Pasaje in one of them. Their book selection is very nice, and their staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Ask for recommendations! Good children books section.

Libros del Pasaje Library Palermo

Libros del Pasaje

Thames 1762

Palermo

 

Fedro 

Fedro bookstore is an institution in San Telmo. Certainly the black cat (surprisingly named Morrissey) walking among adds to its charm. Fedro offers wide selection of novels, poetry, children books and some books in English. The bookstore often present temporary art exhibitions and book reading sessions. Neighbours from San Telmo love this library, as a part of the cultural life of the area.

Fedro

Fedro

Carlos Calvo 578

San Telmo

 

Utopía – Centro Cultural de la Cooperación bookstore

Located on Avenida Corrientes, the modern building of the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación (Cooperative Cultural Center) is worth noticing. The cultural center is fed on the ideas of the Cooperative Movement. The bookstore itself almost only offers books about social sciences and politics. A peculiar place in the middle of Buenos Aires “Broadway”.

Centro Cultural de la Cooperación - Buenos Aires

Centro Cultural de la Cooperación

Corrientes Ave. 1543

San Nicolás

 

 

Prometeo

On Corrientes Ave. you will find many large bookstores and if you like book shopping we strongly advise you to look around and enjoy the experience. Many stores specializes in one specific field: humanities, science, literature, used books, etc. Prometeo bookstore has a very interesting selection in social sciences. Their staff used to be composed only of college students majoring in humanities.

Prometeo - Bookstore Buenos Aires

Prometeo

Corrientes Ave. 1916

Balvanera

About us

This blog about Buenos Aires is written by Palo Santo Hotel team. We are passionate about culture, gastronomy, our Palermo neighborhood and Buenos Aires in general!
Contact us

Suscribe to our Newsletter

We will send our free 20-page Buenos Aires Guide with must-see attractions, tips and tours!

0 comments
Submit comment