Apr 15, 2024
Get Reading: Where to Find English and Spanish Books in Mallorca
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View Mallorca Team
Get Reading: Where to Find English and Spanish Books in Mallorca
Apr 15, 2024
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View Mallorca Team
Get Reading: Where to Find English and Spanish Books in Mallorca
Apr 15, 2024
by
View Mallorca Team
Get Reading: Where to Find English and Spanish Books in Mallorca
Apr 15, 2024
- By
View Mallorca Team
Get Reading: Where to Find English and Spanish Books in Mallorca
Apr 15, 2024
- By
View Mallorca Team
Get Reading: Where to Find English and Spanish Books in Mallorca
Apr 15, 2024
- By
View Mallorca Team
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ook lovers rejoice. There are fantastic bookshops in Palma for readers in Spanish, Catalan and English. Here we highlight some of the best bookstores across the island, each offering a unique glimpse into its literary world. These stores range from traditional to contemporary, catering to various interests and tastes. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, these bookstores are not just places to purchase books—they also reflect Mallorca's diverse literary heritage and culture. Here are some of the must-visits for any book lover on the island.

Come In Palma

This English bookstore is a haven for English-speaking readers on the island. Located in the heart of Palma, it's known for its warm and inviting atmosphere, making it perfect for browsing its shelves. Come In has a comprehensive selection of fiction and non-fiction titles, poetry, history, biographies, textbooks and study guides, as well as a selection of games and young adult and children's books.  They have a vast selection of unique and obscure titles, and the staff is known for their friendly service and willingness to take special orders. 

Llibreria Drac Màgic 

Situated in Palma, Llibreria Drac Màgic offers a cosy atmosphere and a friendly staff, making it a joy to browse through their many books. This bookstore stands out for its basement area used for presentations and talks, providing a vast and comfortable space for some exciting book-related events. They frequently host author readings and signings, making it a community hub for book lovers.

Rata Corner 

This bookstore in Mallorca is known for its trendy selection of publications covering music, travel, fashion, and design. The spacious and welcoming shop is a delight to browse through, from prints and postcards to its range of fiction and photo books. Rata Corner also has a lively calendar of events, one being Rata Market, which presents work by local craftspeople and makers, with music and food, with different locations throughout the year. And don’t miss Little Rata Bookshop, a sweet shop located next door that is all for kids. 

Librería Agapea 

Located in Palma de Mallorca, this bookstore is known for its extensive collection of books across various genres - they only sell books in Spanish. It's a go-to place for bestsellers, classics, travel guides, and more. The store also hosts various activities and events, making it a dynamic spot for book enthusiasts and families​​.

La Biblioteca de Babel

This unique bookstore in Palma is named after Jorge Luis Borges's famous novella. It's located in a 19th-century building and offers a hybrid experience of a café and a bookstore. With over 25,000 books, predominantly in Spanish and South American literature, it's a haven for book lovers. They also have an international section for those who prefer books in other languages. Additionally, the store hosts various lectures and has a wine bar with over 200 vintages, including local wines, providing a serene environment for reading and relaxation​​.

The Library of Babel - Caixaforum Palma

The bookshop of the Caixaforum Palma is housed in a beautiful building that is a classic example of late 19th-century modernismo architecture. It has large street-facing windows that are always decorated in a way that instantly captures your attention. From big glossy art monographs to cookbooks, children’s books and more, you can find a great selection of books. Art and culture lovers will appreciate the comprehensive selection of art books available as well. 

Re-Read Bookstore

Re-Read is known for its unique concept of recycling and reusing books. With multiple stores located across the island, Re-Read offers second-hand books at affordable prices, making it a great place for budget-conscious book lovers. Their collection includes a wide range of genres, and while the focus is on Spanish, there are other languages as well, ensuring that there's something for many readers.

Librería La Salina: 

Located in Santa Catalina, La Salina is a perfect example of what a local bookshop can be. This store offers a vast range of genres, from fiction and poetry to philosophy and essays, catering to diverse literary tastes. With books mainly in Spanish but also French and English,  La Salina is not only about selling books; it's about creating a space where literature and culture converge. The bookstore also features a notable selection of books focusing on Mallorca, showcasing the rich history and culture of the island.

Whether you're a casual reader, a dedicated bibliophile, or simply searching for a unique experience, these bookstores are essential destinations you must visit!

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