Almeria boasts several superb independent bookstores, offering everything from the latest bestsellers to classic comics. Read on for our pick of the best places to head in Almeria if you’re on a literary quest.
The Nobel bookshop has recently changed hands, but it has retained the faultless customer service for which its previous owners were kown. A good selection of titles across all major genres is available, and the new proprietors are more than happy to help you track down the book you’re after, whatever it may be.
2 Plaza Santa Rita, Almeria, Spain +34 950 23 52 65
Aptly, this spacious and modern bookshop is located on the Avenida Federico García Lorca – a street named after Andalusia’s most famous poet. Local bookworms say it vies with Picasso for the title of Almeria’s best bookshop, boasting as it does an impressive range of titles across all genres. Bibabuk also organises literary and cultural activites for kids and adults.
57 Avenida Federico García Lorca, Almeria, Spain +34 950 17 35 45
Orion Comics is located in the centre of Almeria’s beautiful old town and is a ‘Friki’s’ paradise (‘Friki’ being the tounge-in-cheek Spanish word for a geek). A bewildering array of comics, including all the latest releases, are on sale alongside merchandise and games. Staff explain the latter with such passion, said one recent customer, ‘that you want to play them all’.
32 Calle de las Tiendas, Almeria, Spain +34 950 27 44 56
The Zebras bookshop is for those who truly love books and lliterature, and is said to offer the best literary advice in Almeria. Its strength is offering a broad range of books, from the most popular bestsellers to rarer titles by small publishers. Presents and magazines are also sold, and the owners organise book readings and other literary events to celebrate local writers.
3 Plaza Balneario San Miguel, Almeria, Spain +34 950 28 11 02
Libreria Pastoral is one of the oldest bookshops in Almeria and specialises in books on religious topics. On offer alongside the foundational texts of the world’s faiths is an extensive selection of titles exploring history, culture and contemporary society as they relate to religion. Prices are reasonable and staff can order in a title if it’s not on the shelves.
2 Calle Velázquez, Almeria, Spain +34 950 23 03 58