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Buenos Aires — By Pablo Juan Augustinowicz on May 10, 2010 at 12:30 am
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Buenos Aires Is The City For Book Lovers

Buenos Aires is a literary city, with lots of bookstores and well organized book fairs, although unfortunately you will not find many public libraries. Still, in keeping with its literary tradition, Buenos Aires is one of the best places on the continent to buy books.

It has a flourishing book industry, one of the most competitive in Latin America. During the 20th century many important bookstores and publishing houses were open, such as Librería de la Ciudad, frequently visited by the late Jorge Luis Borges (one of the most renowned Argentine writer), or the one I like the most, librería El Atenéo.

Bookstores in Buenos Aires are stylish and some possess special characteristics. The big and luxurious ones are located on the most important avenues, lots of them in historical buildings. The area where you can find most bookstores in Buenos Aires is definitely Avenida Corrientes. More so, most shopping centres hold important bookshops offering the latest editions and plenty of materials of interest.

For rare volumes, first editions, antiquarian, sold-out books and foreign language books you should go to the bookstores on Avenida de Mayo, the new circuit of barrio de San Telmo and the old little bookstores on Avenida Corrientes, from Avenida Callao all the way to the Obelisco.

For those who prefer to get low-cost, second-hand, and rare books, the book fairs, such as the ones on Parque Centenario, Parque Rivadavia, Plaza Lavalle, and Plaza Italia, are an excellent option to find interesting reads.

Many important bookstores, such as El Atenéo on Avenida Santa Fé, offer spaces for reading with comfortable sofas and tables to have a coffee, as well as spaces where cultural events are performed. The readers can seat and enjoy, or read the book they have chosen from the shelves. Most bookshops are open until late at night.

So if you like books Buenos Aires is the place to be.

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