A great place to shop for the true literature lover, Libros del Pasaje in the upper-class Palermo district is also a great place to hang out. This large spacious store has a huge variety, with books stacked all the way up to the ceiling, the highest of which need a ladder to be reached. A lot of people come here for the café, which is positioned in a central patio surrounded by bookshelves and serves great food and coffee for reasonable prices. Weekly presentations by local authors is just another reason it remains a favorite for local bookworms.
The warm and homely atmosphere at Eterna Cadencia is as much of a draw as the books themselves. With a living room area that feels just like home, plenty of comfortable couches, armchairs, and reading tables, plus friendly attentive staff, it’s the perfect place to while away the afternoon. A fancy restaurant and bar in its central courtyard and regular literature events just add to the appeal.
Located on Avenida Corrientes, Zivals just might be one of the most well-organized bookstores in the city. Everything here can be found in its right place, including a large collection of sophisticated books and a long row of tango CDs, which are especially popular with the tourists.