Books, beautiful books.

As we leave Retiro park I stumble upon this bibliophile’s dream! Open air book stalls in weathered little cabins . . . .

You can find this cornucopia of the written word on a small pedestrian street known as the Cuesta de Moyano.

Running down from El Retiro Park to the Glorieta de Carlos V roundabout, it is lined with 30 book stalls.

The history of this little book fair, which is open every day of the week, dates back to 1925, when a string of 15m2 wooden huts were set up along this road.

In them sat sellers with no electricity or heating offering books for just 15 cents.

The fair is made up of 30 stalls run by the children and grandchildren of the fair’s founder

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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