For me, this is a very classic little bookshop. You will find it on a very busy and loud street with a narrow corner entrance; once you are inside, you will find books from floor to ceiling.
I love the design of this shop. It’s warm and cosy, and has little nooks, so that you really can explore, winding your way through from one corner to the next. There’s a mini children’s corner for some picture book nostalgia, shelves full of novels covering classics, fiction and nonfiction, and an assortment of puzzles, calendars, diaries, postcards and posters strewn throughout the shop.
Make your way to the back of the store and take the staircase up to a sort of balcony: to the right, you will find travel books and whatnot, and to the left, on a narrow stretch of the balcony you will find English books! Some are stacked up the wall, others are piled up in boxes. And these are good quality English novels: classics as well as books from some of my beloved authors: Isabel Allende, Roald Dahl, Poelo Coehlo. They don’t always have the go-tos or the staples, but a selection of must-reads are definitely there. There are also a few books in Spanish and French.
This bookshop steals time! If not from perusing then from entering and feeling as though you are worlds away from the city outside.