A good holiday read is often an essential travel item for those sunny days on the beach, to kill time on long bus journeys or flights, or to provide a good companion for the solo traveler. Left your book back home? No problem if you’re in Rio de Janeiro, as the following bookstores have great collections of books in English.
Jamer Books and Things
Jamer Books and Things fills the need for English books and distributes only books that it imports from the U.S.A. and the U.K. From children’s books to adult novels and non-fictions, Jamer Books and Things covers a huge range of genres and is stocked with the latest deliveries. The best part of this bookstore is that books can be ordered online and delivered to addresses throughout Rio de Janeiro within a couple of days in most cases, ideal for those staying in the city on short trips.
A homely blend of a gourmet café and well-stocked bookstore make for a tranquil and pleasing atmosphere at Livraria da Travessa. In addition to an extensive list of book titles, there is a solid collection of English literature that covers both fiction and non-fiction. The food in the café includes smooth coffees, rich wines, and rustic lunch options, such as hearty sandwiches and creamy pasta dishes. There are also several DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks available and they come in several languages, including English.
Founded in 1985, SBS Livraria now has over 100,000 registered clients and more than 50 bookstores throughout Brazil. The bookstore focuses on providing books within the science, technical, and professional genre, and granting availability to these in several languages including English. For those who shy away from fiction and favor something factual to get their teeth into, SBS Livraria is ideal.