In addition to extensive book offerings, El Ateneo also boasts a CD and DVD section for fans of music and movies. Additionally, this is the place to go for a leisurely look-around; the bookshop has a reading room, complete with comfortable chairs, as well as a café, so curling up with a coffee and a good book is not only an option – it’s encouraged. Careful though, days have been lost entirely in this cozy little joint!
El Ateneo, Gral. Paz 156, Córdoba, Argentina, +54 351-423-4878
Between 70-90% of Argentinians are Roman Catholics, and this Catholic bookshop and santería caters to a religious clientele. Beyond books specifically on Catholicism, there are also philosophy tomes, as well as rosaries, art, candles, and other religious paraphernalia for sale. They also take special orders for communions and confirmations, and as you can imagine they are in pretty high demand in this uber-pious nation.
El Verbo Divino, Velez Sarsfield 76, Córdoba, Argentina, +54 351 424-3229