La Central Madrid

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La Central – Charming and interesting bookstore

Are you a book lover? Perfect! Are you the kind of person that can spend a whole afternoon looking for a new favorite? Even better. La Central is the perfect place to get lost; whether it is to rest in its cafeteria, to play while looking at the walls or to start a great book in its reading room.

There is a bistro/cafeteria in the main floor as soon as you enter. Decide on the perfect time for a snack or a coffee break and get back to it. The library itself has 3 floors filled with books on these topics: architecture, philosophy, art, comics, photography, children books, poetry and social studies. There is also a cool gift shop with funky mugs, bags, pens and many more. Books in different languages are available as well, so feel free to ask the staff if you have any questions. What you will find here is rather quirky, not the typical best sellers and that’s one of the things I love about it.

Other things to love about this place are all the related activities they offer. Lectures, workshops, concerts and gatherings. Their calendar is available here if you want to check it out. And the last cool thing I love about La Central: look up and out the windows to the central patio. There are 100 authors and writers hidden behind the letters in the wall. This nerdy “Word Search” can get interesting, just saying.

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Calle del Postigo de San Martín, 8, Madrid

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Opening Times

Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:30, Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00, Sun & Holidays 11:00 - 21:00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)