El Ateneo Bookstore

Thursday, May 5, 2011


This old theatre in Argentina was turned into a bookstore.
It's called El Ateneo and is located in downtown Buenos Aires.



Can you imagine getting to shop here? Heaven.

Photos and more info found here.

18 comments:

  1. fabulous!

    i couldn't find a link to 'more info'. i was wondering what year this occurred.

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  2. Sorry, of course I left the link out. I believe the store is still open and running. I've added the link back in, but you can find even more info here...

    http://argentinastravel.com/268/el-ateneo-in-buenos-aires-a-bookstore-to-end-all-bookstores/

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  3. Oh it's beautiful! I'd like to go there.

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  4. Wow... this sounds like my dream vacation spot - a beautiful, historic theater full of more books than I could possible imagine! Thanks for sharing this amazing bookstore - I hope to make it to El Ateneo in person one day!

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  5. That is amazing. And why do we have to go THERE for such a bookstore? Can't we come up with something as cool stateside?

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  6. I do wish we had a place like this in the states. I could spend days there!

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  7. +JMJ+

    OH, WOW!!!!

    It looks amazing. Can I live there?

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  8. Oh wow! It looks like the place to go to have an amazing experience. So beautiful!

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  9. This reminds me of the first time I ever saw the old Scribner's, IN NYC - magic. I bought my first copy of A Little Princess there, and that was magic, too.

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  10. Another place to go and visit!

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  11. Mumsy - I've never heard of Scribner's, but I just looked it up. I'm so sad that it's a Sephora now and I was never able to go there. It looks amazing.

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  12. Hi! I am an avid reader too. I came across your blog at Wordless Wednesday. I absolutely love this bookstore! Now, I want to move there. The town I live in now is so small, it does not even have a bookstore. The nearest one is about 15 miles away in the next city. And its about 20 miles to the nearest Barnes and Noble.

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  13. Kwee Lewis - That's awful! There's nothing better than just wandering around a bookstore for an afternoon.

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