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The most beautiful bookshop in the world?

El Alteneo is legendary amongst bookworms and people who like browsing in bookshops. Buenos Aires is full of bookshops and also have a healthy market in second hand bookshops, all down Corrientes in the microcentro. The second hand bookshops are the only place where you can get any English language books which are not international bestsellers in crime/mystery/thriller genres. OK, there are a couple of other bookshops, one prominent one in Estados Unidos in San Telmo which is quite good and eclectic, but generally there is  a dearth of good/independent books in the English language.

Having heard so much about El Alteneo, I was sure they will have a better selection of English books, besides the usual reasons for going there – it’s in an old theatre. We headed there one morning and it was everything I wished for minus the selection of English books.

Never mind!

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  1. February 18, 2011 at 07:14

    i love it

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