Tangier is an amazing city that attracted many artists and authors like Paul Bowles, Jean Genet, Samuel Becket, and William Burroughs. All these traveled to Tangier to find inspiration, and they did. Many people traveled to this city in the 1980s because it was known to have endless art and intellectual material, and visitors today can still see the influence the past half century had on Tangier in small bookshops around the city.
Librairie des Colonnes
Librairie des Colonnes is one of the best bookshops in Tangier. It has a selection of great books of French, English, Arabic, and Spanish literature. They also organize events and author readings every now and then.
Extremely cosy with its wooden walls and floor and unique architecture, it’s a good spot to sit down and read a book.
Librairie des Colonnes, Avenue Pasteur, Tanger, Morocco, +212 5399-36955
It is located in a small street, and visitors can flick through the old books and magazines placed outside. The store also has some tables in front of the shop for those wanting to grab something to eat. There is a new lunch menu served every day and inside, there is art on the walls to contemplate and even more books to choose from.
Unfortunately, they don’t have an area for readers to sit down, but it is definitely worth a visit.
Librarie Papeterie La Jeunesse
This is another little bookshop that locals love. It offers a lot of Arabic books, however, but there is always a chance of finding books written in other languages among the stacks.
They don’t have an area to relax and read, but it is located near the medina.
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