Image by Hernan Piñera
Según el ranking elaborado por el diario inglés The Gardian, la ‘segunda librería más bella del mundo’ es porteña. / According to the survey conducted by the British newspaper The Gardian, the ‘second bookstore most beautiful in the world’ is Buenos Aires. www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/jan/11/bestukbookshops
2) El Ateneo in Buenos Aires:
All the world’s a page at El Ateneo, a bookshop converted from an old theatre in downtown Buenos Aires. As you can see from this photomontage the El Ateneo has retained its former splendour, with high painted ceiling, original balconies and ornate carvings intact. Even the crimson stage curtains remain part of the show. Comfy chairs are scattered throughout, the stage is utilised as a reading area and café, and even better, the former theatre boxes are used as tiny reading rooms.