Mostly Wordless Wednesday – El Ateneo

Posted 11 July, 2012 by Trish in / 30 Comments

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El Ateneo bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina

If you ever find yourself in Buenos Aires, visit El Ateneo–it’s an old theater converted into a bookstore. The stage is now a patisserie/cafe and is a wonderful stopping place for tired feet. Visited in 2009 when my sister was living abroad. Another very cool picture here (not mine).

Where in the World Are You Reading? August theme: Local Bookstore. While it’s not local to ME, it’s local to the Argentines. ;)

30 Responses to “Mostly Wordless Wednesday – El Ateneo”

  1. Wow. It’s sort of hard to fathom that that bookstore exists in the real world! It seems like something one might dream about in their wildest daydreams. How did you ever drag yourself out of there? ;)

    • *Debi – It was tough for us to drag ourselves out because we knew it was going to be a long trek back to the apartment…in winter. I don’t remember how much we walked that day but it was insane! The bookstore/cafe was a wonderful respite!

  2. Thanks everyone for your comments! It is the most beautiful bookstore that I’ve been to but I know that there are others around the world–think the one that makes the top of the list is in Portugal. If you ever find yourself in B.A., definitely visit El Ateneo!

  3. *Thanks guys! Isn’t it lovely? I wish I had a better camera at the time because it really is stunning. Too bad there weren’t many books in English–or maybe a good thing as I would have been in trouble!

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  5. Isn’t El Ateneo Bookstore gorgeous? We were VERY grateful for my sister taking us there…especially after our feet were burning from the MILES she made us walk. ;) Highly recommend a visit if you’re headed to Buenos Aires!