Córdoba boasts some fantastic independent bookstores, some of which also run busy schedules of cultural and literary events. Below are our favourite independent and antiquarian bookstores in this beautiful city, and they sell everything from children’s books to comics, bestsellers to secondhand treasures.
Ginko is a specialist in books for young children, but the range of its board-game offering means it appeals to adults as well. It is also likely to be one of the most cheerful bookshops you’ll ever step foot in, with a multicoloured tree appearing to grow out of a pillar in the centre of an attractively laid-out, light-filled space. Staff are well-informed and go out of their way to help you get what you’re after – but even if you just pop in for a browse it’s unlikely you’ll leave empty-handed.
More a cultural and intellectual centre than just a bookshop (as advertised by its name), the “Republic of Letters” runs a busy events programme as well as offering one of the best literary selections in Córdoba. This is not just a place to browse for a new read (books can be borrowed as well as bought) but to mingle with other booklovers over a glass of one of their excellent wines, attend a reading or lecture or simply ask one of their knowledgeable staff for a personal recommendation. One of the most exciting and friendly cultural centres in Córdoba.