you are a fan of literature, you are in the right city. Today, the
city boasts over 460 spaces for readers, being one of the places
with more bookstores per person in the world.
Aires has always been linked to literature, and it has been mentioned
many times in books by great national writers such as Jorge Luis
Borges, Julio Cortáz
ar, Bioy Casares, and even international
artists. However, the city is also famous due to its boroughs of
poets and avenues--where books have the leading role--, as well as
their amazing architectural spaces.
Ateneo Grand Splendid (Av. Santa Fe 1860 – Recoleta)
is the largest bookstore in Latin America and it is considered one of
the most beautiful in the world. It is located in the same place of
the former Gran Splendid Movie Theater, which opened in 1919. Today,
the space that used to be the stage boasts a cute coffee shop. From
its tables, it is possible to see the dome, which is an allegorical
representation of peace and commemorates the end of the First World
War. Apart from the more than one hundred and twenty thousand titles
in stock, the bookstore has an area devoted to records and movies in
DVD format. Monday
through Thursday, from 9 AM to 10 PM. Friday through
Saturday, from 9 AM to midnight.
201 - Chacarita)
is one of the new additions to the Buenos Aires map of bookstores. It
also serves as wine cellar and art gallery, and it has a rooftop full
of plants where you can spend the summer. Inside its rooms with
sunken and raised areas, the bookstore keeps art, traveling, and
narrative books. Monday
through Saturday, from 2 PM to 9 PM.
y Moderna (Callao 892 - Recoleta)
bookstore was founded in 1938 and converted into another classic spot
of Buenos Aires City, not only because it sells books, but also
because it belongs to the circuit of notable bars. Due to its
importance, the bookstore was declared a Cultural Heritage Site by
the City’s Legislature. Since 1987, it has been a venue that brings
together books, musicals, coffee, and an exquisite gastronomy. Monday
through Saturday, from 9 AM to 9 PM.
de Ávila (Alsina 500 - Monserrat)
origins date back to the late 18th century. Some of its clients have
been distinguished characters such as Presidents Bartolomé Mitre,
Domingo Sarmiento, and Nicolás Avellaneda; an writers Leopoldo
Lugones, Roberto Arlt, Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, and
Victoria Ocampo. It is devoted to books and old magazines, collection
editions, and history rarities. The basement also houses a so-called
literary cafe. Monday
through Friday, from 8.30 AM to 8 PM. Saturday, from 10 AM
to 5 PM.
Cadencia (Honduras 5574 – Palermo)
publishing house, also known as the “house occupied by writers.”
Here you will not only find general literature pieces, but also
history, art, cinema and theater works. The bookstore also offers the
selling and purchasing of books; as well as courses, workshops,
cultural events, and book presentations. Monday
through Friday, from 10 AM to 9 PM. Saturday, from 11.30 AM
to 8 PM.
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Source: Revista Buenos Aires Day&Night