One of the El Arteneo shops in Buenos Aires was voted by Guardian readers (so it must be right) in 2008 as the 2nd best bookshop in the world. Borders in Glasgow (now defunct I think) was 5th.

I certainly could have spent a whole day there even though I was able to decipher only a handful of books – all of them for little ones!

Fabulous.

P.S. The 1st was Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht and the 3rd. Livraria Lello in Porto. Perhaps I will plan my holidays to take in all 10.

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