Gran Canaria isn’t just about beaches and sun; it’s also a great place for book lovers. In this blog, we’ll introduce you to the international bookstores on the island. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, these bookshops in Gran Canaria have something for everyone. Let’s dive into the world of international literature on this beautiful island!
Re-Read (Las Canteras)
Re-Read is a lovely bookstore with affordable books and friendly staff. They have a selection of international books in languages like English, Dutch, and French alongside their Spanish collection. The store’s cozy atmosphere and helpful staff make it a welcoming place for book lovers. They’re great at offering book recommendations and assisting customers in finding specific titles in the store. It’s a recommended spot for those interested in international literature. They also have a decent selection of international children’s books.
Re-Read have and English section it’s not extensive but you can find some good second hand books there, on occasion.
Re-Read sells second hand books for a good price. 1 book for €3 / 3 books for €5 / 5 books for €10. They are located very close to Un Lugar.
Libreria IDIOMàTIKA (Las Canteras)
This is a small yet well-stocked shop specializing in language learning materials and books in various languages. Known for their exceptional customer service, they provide multilingual resources for all ages and are a go-to for language enthusiasts. While their primary focus is on educational materials, they’ve earned a reputation as one of the best language bookstores (chains) on the island, serving both learners and teachers.
BookCrossing at El Muelle (Las Canteras)
In CC El Muelle, there is a special store alledc BookCrossing, where you can take a book if you leave a book behind. They have a variety of international books.
In the CC El Muelle next to Santa Catalina is a book shelf where you can exchange your book for another, in a self-service manner. They have a section for books in foreign languages. You can find the book shelf when you enter the shopping center (from the front entrance) after some meters on the left side.
BookCrossing is a unique way to share books; you place a special label in a book and leave it in a public place for someone to find and read. People who find the book can enjoy it for free and then leave it for someone else to discover, helping to spread the joy of reading and create a sense of community among book lovers. It’s a great way to explore international literature and connect with other readers.
Libreria IDIOMàTIKA (Triana)
This store primarily specializes in international teaching and study materials. They are known for their exceptional customer service and have been a trusted source for both national and international schoolbooks, offering excellent value without additional costs. With a diverse range of books and language learning materials, their staff is friendly and helpful. While it ranks among the top bookstores in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, it’s important to note that its primary focus is on educational materials rather than original language novels. Website IDIOMàTIKA
El Corte Inglés has a bookstore with a shelf or two in English. Opposite the Starbucks.
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