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La Libreria de Lavapies, Madrid

La Libreria de Lavapies bookstore Madrid logo
Where? Madrid, Spain

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August 2008
(Read more on La Libreria de Lavapies in our Report from Madrid)

Gridskipper said: "It's easy to feel like a nerd walking into a convent library or a bookshop, but La Libreria de Lavapies is one of the coolest bookstores I've been to. It's colorful, alternative, has a subtle though intoxicating smell, and a great though limited selection of new and secondhand books in English, Spanish, and French, including reads in art, literature, spirituality, health, sex, religion, travel, dance, theater, and fiction. It also has the largest range of Moleskine notebook on sale, some of the best postcards of the city, offbeat gift items, and children's toys. Located on Calle Argumosa 39 in the ever-happening Lavapies barrio, it's a Madrid must-visit."

La Libreria de Lavapies is a bookstore every single book-lover would like to find in his or her neighborhood. This place proves that it's still possible to create a bookstore which represents an honest alternative to indistinguishable bookstore chains - its individuality can be seen in many aspects, whether it's the atmosphere, the selection of books on offer, or the design of the interior. La Libreria de Lavapies is mostly a Spanish bookstore and although it holds a smaller English section, it doesn't rank among its strongest points. We describe our impressions from our visit of this bookstore in more detail in the Report from Madrid.

La Libreria de Lavapies bookstore MadridLa Libreria de Lavapies
Calle de Argumosa 39
28012 Madrid


Phone and Email:
91 527 89 92

Working Hours:
Mon-Sun 10-22

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