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Best Bookstores and Libraries in Lima

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Interested in finding the best bookstores and libraries in Lima? Here is a great list to get you started exploring the world of books and more in Lima.

Librería El Virrey

Librería El Virrey is a well-established bookstore in Lima, offering a wide selection of books in Spanish and other languages, including literature, history, and Peruvian culture.

Website: www.elvirrey.com
Address: Bolognesi 510, Miraflores, Lima, Perú

Librería Sur

Librería Sur is a cozy bookstore known for its curated selection of books, including Peruvian authors, and for hosting cultural events and book signings.

Website: www.libreriasur.com.pe
Address: Pardo y Aliaga 683, San Isidro, Lima, Perú

Librería Communitas

Communitas is a modern bookstore offering a variety of books, from academic texts to contemporary fiction, with a focus on social sciences and humanities.

Website: www.communitas.pe
Address: Av. Los Ingenieros 1038, Urb. Sta. Raquel, Etapa I, La Molina, Lima, Perú

Librería Contracultura

Contracultura is a dynamic bookstore that specializes in alternative literature, graphic novels, and comics, and is a hub for Lima's counterculture scene.

Website: www.contracultura.com.pe
Address: Av. Larco 986, Miraflores, Lima, Perú

Librería Ibero Librerías

Ibero Librerías is one of the largest bookstore chains in Peru, offering a vast selection of books in various genres, including bestsellers, children's books, and educational materials.

Website: www.ibero-librerias.com
Address: Av. Santa Cruz 814, Miraflores, Lima, Perú

Biblioteca Nacional del Perú

The National Library of Peru is the country's largest library, housing an extensive collection of books, manuscripts, and historical documents, and is a key institution for research and cultural preservation.

Website: www.bnp.gob.pe
Address: Av. De la Poesía 160, San Borja, Lima, Perú

Biblioteca Mario Vargas Llosa

Named after the Nobel Prize-winning author, this library is part of the Casa de la Literatura Peruana and offers a rich collection of literary works and a space for cultural activities.

Website: www.casadelaliteratura.gob.pe
Address: Jr. Áncash 207, Centro Histórico de Lima, Lima, Perú

Biblioteca Municipal de Lima

The Municipal Library of Lima is a public library that provides access to a wide range of books and resources for the community, including a special collection on the history of Lima.

Address: Av. De la Poesía 160, San Borja, Lima, Perú

Biblioteca de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

As part of the oldest university in the Americas, this library boasts an extensive academic collection and serves as a research center for students and scholars.

Website: www.biblioteca.unmsm.edu.pe
Address: Av. Venezuela s/n, Lima, Perú

Biblioteca Ricardo Palma

This public library, named after the famous Peruvian author, offers a variety of literary and educational resources, and is dedicated to promoting reading and culture in the community.

Address: Av. Larco 770, Miraflores, Lima, Perú

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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