Not just the bookshop that it looks like at first glance, this place is much more than that. It’s the official headquarters of the Slow Food Movement in Spain – a place for people to meet, whether they’re interested in eating, drinking, cooking, or reading. And since I like all of these…
On the ground floor there’s the specialized bookshop – you can find anything from books on bread-making, cupcake designs, entertaining, cooking with kids, to cuisines around the world. If you’re visiting Madrid on holiday, you could find something to take back as a practical souvenir – do you know how to make the perfect Spanish omelette?
They also have a demonstration and teaching area, where you can take part in cookery classes (in English too), or you can join one of their gastronomic tours of the city as well. But maybe you can’t be bothered with the cooking, and you just want to try some good wine, beer or cocktails… well, they also do tasting sessions.
This place makes my mouth water just thinking about it, never mind walking past… and I always end up going in!