Pamplona has long been associated with books and writers, ever since Ernest Hemingway would come here to write some of his most famous novels. So it’s not surprising that the city has a handful of great independent bookstores. From those for children to those about local Basque culture, those combined with cafés and those focused on art, here’s our pick of the best independent bookstores in Pamplona.
Librería Auzolan is located in the heart of the Old Town of Pamplona and has been open since 1977. It is split into sections including fiction, non-fiction, children’s, art, and journals. There is also a section dedicated to books about the region of Navarra. Auzolan also holds literary debates and events with local authors who come in and give talks on their work.
Librería Auzolan, Calle San Gregorio, 3, Pamplona, Spain, +34 948 15 38 67
A bookshop and a café in one, Katakrak Liburuak offers a cosy space to hang out with friends, eat, and of course read. The bookshop focuses on novels of a political, social and historical nature, while the Canteen café serves up natural, organic, and local produce. It’s a great spot to go for breakfast, serving freshly-squeezed juices, and homemade cookies and cakes. At lunchtime you’ll find a three-course set menu, while in the evening the menu consists of toasts, tapas and burgers.
Katakrak Liburuak, Calle Mayor, 54, Pamplona, Spain, +34 948 22 55 20
Walden Librería Café is a cosy bookshop, filled with low-hanging lights, tables and comfy armchairs, for getting in some relaxed reading. It specializes in essays, narratives and poetry, and also holds regular talks and events with local authors.
Walden Librería Café, Calle Paulino Caballero, 31, Pamplona, Spain, +34 948 23 53 63
En el 31 de la calle Paulino Caballero, nos encontramos con Walden, un interesante establecimiento que reúne todas las características de las librerías para añadir un elemento diferenciador: el café. Aquí nos es posible leer a prestigiosos autores mientras disfrutamos del olor del café, de la madera, y sobre todo, de las grandes historias. ¿A qué esperas para acercarte? #déjateatrapar #serendipiando #Walden #libreríacafe #Pamplona #proyectosCOMM16