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Bilbao may be more closely associated with art and design than with literature, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t find a good array of independent bookstores dotted around the city. From old second-hand places to treasure troves of leather tomes and comics, here’s our round up of the top independent bookstores in Bilbao.
This beautiful bookshop is worth visiting just to look around, even if you don’t want to buy anything, as it is filled with large glass cases and ornate bookshelves that look like they belong in a Moorish palace. Librería Astarloa stocks a wide assortment of second-hand books and specialises in antiques, collectibles and rare finds. You’ll also find books for as little as €1, however, so there’s no need break the bank. Other items on sale here include postcards, manuscripts, prints, posters and brochures.
Librería Astarloa, Astarloa Kalea, 4, Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain, +34 944 23 16 07