10 Great Bookshops You Must Visit in Madrid

| © Marta Jimenez
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Madrid is home to a number of wondrous and eclectic bookshops. While it would be too much to include them all, here are 10 that have caught our eye.

1. Ocho y Media

Bookstore, Cinema

Heading our list is of the best bookshops in Madrid is Ocho y Medio, a bookshop that specializes in cinema, not only selling books, but also DVDs, posters and a lot of cinematic merchandise. It has a vast catalogue and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Visitors can order any book and expect it to arrive within a reasonable time frame, making it the perfect spot to source that special gift. Ocho y Medio stock books in English, Spanish, Italian and French.

2. Tipos Infames


Next on our list of the best bookshops in Madrid is Tipos Infames. This store creates the perfect marriage of books and wine, creating a new concept of what it means to be a bookshop. Come here and browse through their excellent selection of books with a glass of wine in your hand, check out their gallery, or have a snack in their café. They also put on cultural events every now and then, so check their website for more information.

3. Librería Bardón


The last bookshop on our list is Librería Bardón. 60 years old, this bookshop was founded during the post-war period and is known as the must-visit antique bookshop in Spain. Resembling something out of a film, with beautiful rows of carefully placed books, tourists interested in buying an antique book or just browsing through their collection and enjoying the beauty of the place will enjoy visiting Librería Bardón.

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