I started this blog post over a year ago I am ashamed to say. I couldn’t find it in me to finish it. So I have just turned it into a small photomontage of the bookstores that drew my attention.
A year ago……
My bookish journey has not gone so well this time around. The courses I am doing aren’t grabbing me. Neither have I been walking around the city all that much. However with the Feria del Libros looming, I’ve been taking photos of the multitude of bookstores and kioscos
A kiosco can sell anything from the paper to literature
One thing I can say about the Argentinians, is that they love their literature. There are second bookstores stashed all over the place. If they are small independent stores, they will specialise in a certain area: philosophy, sociology, maths or esoteric literature.
There are also small franchise type stores like Cuspide, who sell best sellers and cheap books, pretty much like Angus and Robertson in Australia.
My favourite though is Andre Casares. I don’t have a picture, but this is an antiquarian bookstore, and well worth a visit.
And then there are places that are just schmick. The store above was closed on a Sunday, but if well worth a visit, and the one below, used to be a theatre, now converted into large bookstore, with cafe on stage.
The stands were mostly innovative, but the layout was too big. You needed a segue to get around.
And finally Moebius at a great little crafty arcade
If you can read spanish, are into books, then Buenos Aires is the place for you.