Though it has outlets all over Spain, Re-Read deserves to feature on this list because of its pricing structure and the strength of its secondhand offering. The Málaga store has a great choice of genres, in many languages, at prices that are – as the website promises – ‘almost impossible’ (just as the books are ‘almost new’). The deal at Re-Read is that you can buy one book for €3, two books for €5 and ten books for an amazing €10: in other words, this is the secondhand book lover’s dream shop. A fantastic place to browse, it also happens to be just across the street from the neighbourhood’s coolest bar, La Tranca.
Re-Read Málaga, 6 Plaza del Teatro, Málaga, Spain, +34 951 43 00 96
Málaga’s best flea market is now so big that every Sunday it takes over the city’s vast recinto ferial – the sanded fairground on which the Málaga Feria is held every August. The Mercadillo Cortijo de Torres – which previously occupied a smaller site near the football stadium (Martiricos) – boasts 300 stalls selling pretty much anything you care to name, including some excellent secondhand book stalls. This is a great place to hunt for obscure classics, out-of-print works or early editions of your favourite books at knock-down prices. The market is served by the number 4 bus, which departs from the city centre’s main artery, the Alameda Principal.