The best bookstores in Madrid

Irene A.

Irene A.

I was born in Madrid, I am not Gato though. My favourite food is Spanish omelette with onions! On weekends I love hiking in the mountains of Madrid. I’m a big movie buff. One of my favourite Spanish movies is Primos, have you seen it?
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Hello Spaneasiers! How are you doing? We hope you are studying a lot for your exams, but especially for the Spanish ones.

There is many different ways of learning a new language. One of them is reading books. You can learn a lot of vocabulary from it, even words that you didn’t know existed in your mother tongue! That’s why today in our blog we want to encourage you to read in order to improve your Spanish. But first, you need books. So take a look at this post to discover the best bookstores in Madrid:


If you are looking for competitive prices, here’s your bookstore. All books cost the same: 3 euros. But this price changes if you buy more books. So, for example, you can get two books for 5 euros. Best deal ever! How is this possible? Well, all books are second hand.

 Ciento Volando

This is the bookstore of the libraries. That is to say: libraries all over Madrid buy their books in this amazing bookstore. The staff is very kind and the place encourages reading and reflecting, since it has different spots to have a coffee and read. Could it be cozier? We don’t think so.

Libros para un mundo mejor

That Libros para un mundo mejor is one of the best bookstore in Madrid is a public secret. It is located in the friendly neighborhood of Malasaña. It offers a great variety of second hand books at a good price. And what’s more, there is always a black cat roaming the corridors of this bookstore. So if you combine books, Malasaña and a black cat, the result cannot be better: the perfect atmostphere to read.


Last but not least, this library will leave no one indifferent. Just in case you feel homesick and want to read literature in your mother tongue, there’s no other place in Madrid where you will find what you are looking for. This international bookstore has an amazing variety of books in foreign languages: from textbooks to poetry books.

Make the time and visit these fantastic bookstores! And if you like talking better than reading, then don’t forget to read Tertulia cafes in Madrid .

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