The unusual combination of antique books and designer jewellery on sale has proven irresistible to Salamanca’s shoppers, and as a result La Nave is always packed. The staff are attentive and charming, always willing to help you find the things you need – whether you knew you needed them or not. If you’re just window shopping, there’s a relaxed atmosphere with the freedom to browse at your leisure among the broad selection of literature, including plenty of weighty titles on philosophy, psychology, sociology and more.
If you’ve been carting around a book or two that you no longer want, trade it in here and pick up something different. This popular bookseller and buyer aimed at the local students prides itself on low prices, has a modern feel and a great selection, mostly in Spanish.
Across the road is this little bookseller with a bright interior and laid-back atmosphere. Here you’ll find everything from children’s books to cookbooks plus a small second-hand selection including some interesting older editions.
This truly vintage and family-owned bookshop is welcoming, if a little cramped. The place is packed with all kinds of treasures, from antique volumes and leather-bound collections to maps showing Salamanca at various points throughout its curious history, as well as heaps of literary fiction.