Books, comics and maps
Address: Gaztambide street, 31- 28015 Madrid (Metro Argueles and Moncloa)
Phone: +34 915 435 300 Website: http://www.altair.es
Altair is the biggest and most complete travel bookstore in Spain. You can find books about all the countries, travel guides, maps, etc. From Monday to Friday, it is open from 10am to 1pm and from 4:30 to 8:30pm, and on Saturdays from 10:30am to 2:30pm. It does not open on Sundays and holidays.
- La Mar de Letras
Address: 18 Santiago street, 28013 Madrid
Phone: +34 915 417 109 Website: http://www.lamardeletras.com
This bookstore is especially dedicated to children and teenagers. It has more than 18 thousand books of all kinds. This bookstore also organizes events to promote reading among children; these events are usually performed on Saturdays. It is open from Monday to Friday from 10:30am to 1pm and from 4 to 9pm, and on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.
- Pasajes Libreria Internacional
Address: 3 Genova street, 28004 Madrid (Next to Alonso Martinez Metro station)
Phone: +34 913 101 245 Website: http://www.pasajeslibros.com
The most outstanding aspect about this library is the fact that it offers books in English, French, Italian, Catalonian, Portuguese, Russian and German; for this reason, it is very popular among tourists and language students. There are also movies, magazines and audio books. It works from Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 9:30pm.
- Akira Comics.
Address: 74 De Betanzos avenue, 28034 Madrid (Busses 67, 83, 124, 133, 147)
Phone: +34 917 319 409 Website: http://www.akiracomics.com
Akira is a Comics store where you can find not only comics but books, games, toys of the most famous comics’ characters. It is opened from Monday to Saturday from 10:30am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8:30pm.
- Casa del Libro
Address: There are several stores in Madrid. (Choose one)
Phone: +34 902 151 928 Website: http://www.casadellibro.com
Casa del Libro is not just one bookstore; it is a chain store with 29 libraries in Spain, nine of which are in Madrid. One of the most important characteristics of this library is the constant training of employees; this training qualifies them to assist and help customers.
- J&J Books and coffee
Address: 47 Espiritu Santo Street, 28004 Madrid (Metro Noviciado)
Phone: +34 915 218 576 Website: http://www.jandjbooksandcoffee.com/
This library has two particular aspects: First, it has a café; so, while you are reading or looking for a book, you can have a beverage. Second, it has secondhand books; these books are obviously more affordable for people who are on a tight budget.
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