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Best Bookstores and Libraries in Madrid

What are the best bookstores and libraries in Madrid? In this article we highlight the best bookstores and libraries in Madrid.
|-Best Bookstores and Libraries in Madrid

Cuesta Moyano

Cuesta Moyano is a historic open-air book market located near the Retiro Park, where you can find a variety of second-hand books, rare editions, and collectibles.

Address: Cl. de Claudio Moyano, 28014 Madrid

La Central de Callao

La Central de Callao is a spacious bookstore offering a wide selection of books in Spanish and other languages, as well as a cozy café to enjoy reading.

Website: www.lacentral.com
Address: Postigo de San Martín, 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Tipos Infames

Tipos Infames is an independent bookstore and wine bar that specializes in literature and offers a unique atmosphere for book lovers.

Website: www.tiposinfames.com
Address: Calle de San Joaquín, 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Panta Rhei

Panta Rhei is known for its focus on visual arts and design books, offering a carefully curated selection alongside art exhibitions and events.

Website: www.panta-rhei.es
Address: Calle de Hernán Cortés, 7, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Librería Desnivel

Librería Desnivel caters to outdoor enthusiasts with a focus on travel, mountaineering, and nature books, as well as maps and guides.

Website: www.libreriadesnivel.com
Address: Plaza de Matute, 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Biblioteca Nacional de España

The National Library of Spain is the country’s largest library, housing an extensive collection of Spanish literary works and historical documents.

Website: www.bne.es
Address: Paseo de Recoletos, 20-22, 28071 Madrid, Spain

Biblioteca Pública Municipal Iván de Vargas

This public library offers a wide range of services including book lending, reading rooms, and cultural activities for the community.

Address: Calle de San Justo, 5, 28005 Madrid, Spain

Biblioteca Pública Municipal Eugenio Trías

Located in the Retiro Park, this library is named after the philosopher Eugenio Trías and provides a tranquil environment for reading and study.

Website: www.madrid.es
Address: Paseo Fernán Núñez, 24, 28009 Madrid, Spain

Biblioteca Pública Municipal Ana María Matute

This modern library is dedicated to the Spanish writer Ana María Matute and offers a variety of resources including books, magazines, and multimedia.

Address: Calle de los Comuneros de Castilla, 30, 28019 Madrid, Spain

Biblioteca Pública Municipal Mario Vargas Llosa

Named after the Nobel Prize-winning author, this library provides a comprehensive collection and space for cultural events and workshops.

Website: www.madrid.es
Address: Calle Barceló, 4, 28004 Madrid, Spain

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