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Salvador, birthplace and home of Brazilian novelist Jorge Amado, has a whole host of independent bookstores that lend themselves to a good browse. If you are looking to learn a little Portuguese, find out more about the city or get lost in seductive stories, then check out these top addresses.
The Pink Dolphin – a reference to Brazilian folklore – is a popular and much-loved independent bookstore in Barra. It steers clear of selling the commercial bestsellers and instead has a particularly good range of local and Brazilian literature, among others. There are often events, such as talks and book launches, and a number of the staff speak excellent English.