Carlos Ruiz Zafón would call it the cement of forgotten books. At least he does in his best known best-seller novel in Spain, a real Top Seller, La sombra del viento (The shadow of winter).
However, this museum of books, this real pinnacle of culture and Literature, this oasis of humanities, this festival for reason and the senses, is full of life and has become one of the best known bookshops in Madrid.
This is La Casa del Libro, a large venue dedicated to reading over several floors. It surprises those passing by in front of the number 29th of the oldest road in the capital of Spain, Gran Vía de Madrid.
As per the experts, this is the oldest and most traditional bookshop in the city, now, it has also the added attractive of being in a majestic building built at the beginning of the last century.
In the Casa del Libro in Gran Vía there a space called Sala3, which is used for events. Every month there are book signatures and presentations by the latest authors.
So everybody can access the latest books on the market, Casa del Libro opens most of the day: Mondays to Saturdays it opens from 9.30am until 9.30pm. Sundays it also opens from 11am till 9pm.
The fastest way to get there, if you don’t live in the centre or live away from the city, is using the underground and getting off at Gran Vía, only a few metres away from the access of the macro-bookshop.
If you prefer to travel by road because you don’t like travelling through tunnels and underground, there are several bus lines: 1 , 2 , 3 , 46 , 74 , 146.
Categories: Gran Vía de Madrid