In Albufeira, right around the corner from the Igreja Matriz, is Julie’s Bookshop which sells second-hand books in English, in addition to those in German, Dutch, and French. While in town, it’s worth stopping by and browsing the titles; there’s something for every reader, including an area dedicated to children, and prices begin as low as a couple of euros. This local favorite has been buying and selling books since 1986 and is open every day except Sundays.
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM; Saturdays: 10 AM – 1 PM
Last but not least is FNAC, which is always a good last resort, as well as a great one-stop-shop when needing to stock up on a variety of items, from books to electronics. This shop can be found in multiple locations but the Albufeira and Faro shopping centers are the two most popular in the Algarve.