I realized I forgot one more set of pretty pictures from Buenos Aires!
I love bookstores–always have, always will. Even despite my strong love of my Kindle (pretty much the best way to get books in your own language no matter what country you’re in), I love wandering a good bookstore, reading the titles, and seeing what’s popular with the staff and what the best sellers are.
El Ateneo is a book lover’s paradise. Situated in the old Teatro Gran Splendid, the four floor of the bookstore are overflowing with books, movies, and music. The stage itself was turned into a fancy little cafe.
Although I was hoping for a foreign language section (and thus, hopefully, some English books!) or at least a Spanish to Guarani dictionary, no dice to both of them. Oh well, we got to enjoy the beautiful architecture and peruse the pretty books!