Desperate Literature, Madrid

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  • Small bookshop which sells both books used as new in different languages. They have also graduated books for those who are learning languages and special editions of the classics. The guys are always friendly and willing to help you find what you need. Orders can also be made.
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  • Little gem of a bookstore near Opera with a large array of books that big stores don't have. Gorgeous atmosphere and Charlotte is a delight to discuss books with. Full of character, whimsy and a neat ...  more »
  • I went to this shop looking for a rare book. Even though they didn't have it, the young Englishman there helped me find it and order it. Even though my short time in Madrid meant he didn't get the sal...  more »
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  • My favorite bookstore carrying English titles in Madrid. This small but vital bookstore is truly a place for all lovers of literature. The owners are very helpful, and I always meet cool people during their events. If you're looking for a place to find a good read, look no further than Desperate Literature!
  • Fantastic little place, rich pickings. Super nice staff, speaking excellent English. Very sophisticated selection of books in English and French. Great place to spend and hour at least.
  • My favorite bookstore in all Madrid. Cozy, quiet, beautiful books and super friendly owners... it's a great place to come when you just want to browse. They also often host fun events for the practicing literature geek. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Great used bookstore that has titles mostly in English and Spanish though I think they also have some French and German too. They also have some new popular books, though I always go for the used stuff. They will also buy back books - you can call in advance to see what they're accepting at that time.
  • Excellent books! Awesome knowledgeable staff. Cool notes scribbled everywhere. And if you want to plunk in €3000 for a first edition Little Prince....

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