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:

Monica said...

fabulous!

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

Avid Reader said...

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/

Brenna said...

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

Laura said...

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!

Audra said...

Words fail me. GORGEOUS!

Sandy Nawrot said...

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?

Avid Reader said...

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

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

OH, WOW!!!!

It looks amazing. Can I live there?

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

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

Mumsy said...

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.

BookQuoter said...

Another place to go and visit!

She said...

I think I would die.

Jillian said...

DROOOOOLL

Darlyn (Your Move, Dickens) said...

This photo made my mouth water...

Avid Reader said...

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.

Kwee Lewis said...

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.

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

Wow.

Avid Reader said...

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