Buenos Aires: for those that love bookstores!
The Eterna Cadencia Libreria is in Palermo and reminds me of one of those old bookshops with endless shelves of books! It is a super charming store: that left me just ecstatic, I had the sensation that I entered at that bookstore that shows off at the beginning of the movie “Funny Face” with Audrey Hepburn… It has fantastic books and for those of you who like to read it should be the very image of paradise! Inside there is also a small coffeeshop called Croque Madame (which is great for a Nice simple lunch). And come on, what on Earth are those fixtures? Just amazing!
When I asked for tips for my trip on Twitter on the week before the trip, the El Ateneo bookstore, that is located in Recoleta, was the most recurrent one! When I started the planning I could not help but include this fantastic bookstore that is located within an old theater in the itinerarie. It was fully renovated to house the El Ateneo! I cannot believe how fantastic the environment is: the idea to turn a theater into a bookstore is so terrific! On one hand, the Eterna Cadencia is more intimate. On the other hand, El Ateneo can be compared to a Fnac with the difference that it is in a spectacular place! Really amazing and both a must see!
Original post in Portuguese.
About the author:
Camila Penteado Cilento graduated in Business Administration in 2005 and works in the financial market (“the job that pays the rent”)… But the real “Cami”, as she is called by her closest friends, hasn’t found her dream job yet, but she just knows that her real passion is the aesthetics that she finds in fashion, in architecture, in gourmet, and in visual arts. In 2008, she finally had her dream come true and moved to New York City, where she learned that to feel alive you have to run after your dreams! In the end of 2008, she started a blog called “I am leaving today” (http://iamleaving2day.blogspot.com), where she writes about all the discoveries made when she was living her dream for real. While blogging she realized that writing is one of the best ways to communicate her ideas to the world and by doing this she has the opportunity to talk to people that are as far as they are close. Stay tuned…
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