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20 Bookstores In Madrid 🇪🇸

These are 20 of the best bookstores in Madrid. The best bookstore is Casa Del Libro. Here is the list of Madrid bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Casa Del Libro

"It is a delight to visit Casa del Libro. You can find everything and anything. I usually visit the one in Gran Via so it can get busy but you can always ask for help. Since I am always in the move, sadly I allow myself to buy maximum two books 😥 Stop by and immerse in the world of literature. Buy a book of a local author. This should also be a part of your traveling experience."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • 📰 13,663 Reviews
  • 📍 C.Gran Vía, 29, 28013 Madrid, Spain

2. La Central De Callao

"Excellent bookstore. Very good and large selection of books. The children section is fantastic. They also have a section of books in "original version" in French and in English. The coffee shop is very good. It is worth exploring the different floors for the sake of the beauty of the building."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • 📰 4,282 Reviews
  • 📍 C. del Postigo de San Martín, 9, 28013 Madrid, Spain

3. Librería Desnivel

"This bookstore seems very small from the outside but once you are inside, you will be amazed by how big it is and how varied the choices of travel books and maps it has. The best are the 3D maps of different places it has on file. It is also focused on travel books that are not the typical tourist destinations in every country. If Madrid is your jumpoff point to another destination, a visit here is a must."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • 📰 1,622 Reviews
  • 📍 Pl. de Matute, 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain

4. Tik Books Used Books

"Great place! Amazing prices, lots of books and absolutely helpful staff. The girl working here was so nice and attentive I didn't want to leave, it's great to have a place in the heart of Madrid where you can still talk about books and share ideas.Will definitely come back!"

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • 📰 1,024 Reviews
  • 📍 C. de San Bernardo, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain

5. Pasajes

"Just an excellent bookstore with a better selection of English language books than many in anglophone countries. Good history section, to boot. Very highly recommended!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • 📰 959 Reviews
  • 📍 Calle de Génova, 3, 28004 Madrid, Spain

6. Tuuulibrería Barrio De Salamanca

"This bookshop, along with the second one that's in La Latina, is hands down my favorite secondhand bookshop in Madrid and it's one that I always recommend to everyone!As an English reader, I find it difficult to encounter secondhand bookstores with a decent selection of books in English but that's never a problem here as they have a surprisingly large English selection.I've found many a good, and newer, books in these two bookstores and I always make a point of dropping by every month."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • 📰 814 Reviews
  • 📍 C. de Padilla, 78, 28006 Madrid, Spain

7. Panta Rhei

"Design, arts, crafts, children. The best selection of curated and amazing books for everyone. In Spanish and English. One of my favs in Madrid!"

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • 📰 686 Reviews
  • 📍 C. de Hernán Cortés, 7, 28004 Madrid, Spain

8. Librería Desperate Literature

"Love this little gem of a bookstore. I picked up Raymond Carvers ‘No Heroics’ and of course, the obligatory store stamp. Right round the corner you can have a coffee and read your book, at a table, on a slopey street."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • 📰 632 Reviews
  • 📍 C. de Campomanes, 13, 28013 Madrid, Spain

9. Libros Para Un Mundo Mejor

"Cozy and quirky bookshop with a kind and friendly owner and two cute pets, a dog and a cat. Don't expect this to be the typical bookstore, it's full of gadgets and unique items, that's what makes it special."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • 📰 436 Reviews
  • 📍 C. del Espíritu Santo, 13, 28004 Madrid, Spain

10. Antonio Machado Bookshop

"Great selection of books. Might be useful to add more information of what section each one is."

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • 📰 425 Reviews
  • 🏆 Independent Bookstore
  • 📍 Pl. de las Salesas, 11, 28004 Madrid, Spain

11. Perez Galdos Library

"A wonderful, quaint, and tiny second hand book shop with a distinctive left leaning bias. Wonderful books about the Spanish civil war, the rise and demise of fascism mixed with poetry and novels. We bought poems of the most Spanish author, Pablo Neruda. Yes, we own several books with his poems in several other languages but it feels different to buy his work in Spanish, in Madrid. Go and find your treasure."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • 📰 290 Reviews
  • 📍 C/ de Hortaleza, 5, 28004 Madrid, Spain

12. Librería Tres Rosas Amarillas

"I love this shop! It is a must-visit for pop-up book enthusiasts. Dive into a book and find a world of whimsy, beauty, horror, and incredible paper engineering. Did half of my decision to visit Madrid hinge on the existence of this shop? Yes. WasI disappointed? Absolutely not. The only disappointment was that I couldn't purchase one of each book to take home with me."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • 📰 200 Reviews
  • 📍 C. del Espíritu Santo, 12, 28004 Madrid, Spain

13. Miguel Miranda Bookstore

"Beautiful bookstore, exceptionally nice and helpful owners. The books are mostly in Spanish but there is also an array of English, French, and German literature in the back."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • 📰 181 Reviews
  • 📍 C. de Lope de Vega, 19, 28014 Madrid, Spain

14. The Secret Kingdoms

"Such a perfect English library. Amazing selection, well curated, with a 2nd hand room with reasonably priced books. Also the owner is very affable and knowledgeable. Recommend for any reader out there!"

  • ⭐️ 5 Rating
  • 📰 166 Reviews
  • 🏆 Independent Bookstore
  • 📍 C. de Moratín, 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain

15. Booksellers

"The shop is small but excellent English books selection. The owner has been really kind with me. Highly suggested."

  • ⭐️ 4.3 Rating
  • 📰 149 Reviews
  • 📍 Calle de Sta Engracia, 115, 28010 Madrid, Spain

16. La Mar De Letras

"Gorgeous children’s bookshop with a wonderful selection."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • 📰 138 Reviews
  • 📍 Calle de Santiago, 18, 28013 Madrid, Spain

17. San Ginés Book Shop

"I love this street style shop."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • 📰 132 Reviews
  • 📍 Pasadizo de San Ginés, 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain

18. Librería Berceo

"I ordered from them through AbeBooks, but since that site does not provide a section for customer reviews, I am doing it here.I am very happy with my purchase, this is my first one with them. I bought my book based on the seller's description, which is always a risk, and it was exactly as described. It came very well wrapped as well, so as to avoid any potential damage during the handling of the parcel, which is also a risk when items are to be shipped overseas. I am very pleased and would no doubt buy from them again."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • 📰 121 Reviews
  • 📍 C. de Juan de Herrera, 6, 28013 Madrid, Spain

19. Librería Dedalus

"I confess i fall in love in every bookstore snd it is a bookstore placed in downtown,in the most beautiful area of Madrid,few hundreds metres from La Cibeles,and the place is beautiful...you smell to books pages...the place...everything...it is worth a look and i vividly reccomend any bookstore but it is a good one,one plsce where you can enjoy with many books they have and with kindness of the bookseller."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • 📰 84 Reviews
  • 📍 C. de los Madrazo, 26, 28014 Madrid, Spain

20. Santa Barbara Library

"Great spot to spent your summer evening. You can find great books but also a good spot to buy beautiful presents and souvenirs about Madrid.Highly recommend!!!"

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • 📰 26 Reviews
  • 📍 Plaza de Sta. Bárbara, s/n, 28004 Madrid, Spain