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Memorias Librería

A shop full of beautiful old artifacts, the Memorias Librería opened in 2014 as Havana's first genuine antique bookstore. Delve into its gathered piles and you'll find wonderful rare collectibles including old coins…
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Plaza de Armas Secondhand Book Market

This long-standing book market convenes under the leafy boughs in Plaza de Armas. It stocks old, new and rare books, including Hemingway, some weighty poetry and plenty of written pontifications from Fidel. There's …
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Librería Venecia

A nice little private secondhand bookshop in Obispo where you might uncover all number of mysteries. It's particularly good for its old Cuban posters, which steer clear of the clichéd Che Guevara poses.
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Librería Luis Rogelio Nogueras

Literary magazines and Cuban literature in Spanish at one of Centro's best bookstores.
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Librería Centenario del Apóstol

Great assortment of used books with a José Martí bias in downtown Vedado.
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Fayad Jamás

This bookstore, a throwback to the 1920s, was refurbished by Habaguanex to fit in with its Old Town surroundings. Editions are mainly in Spanish, but there are some interesting cultural magazines, including Temas.
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Librería la Internacional

A good selection of guides, photography books and Cuban literature in English. Next door is Librería Cervantes, an antiquarian bookseller.
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Librería Rayuela

This small but respected store in the bookish Casa de las Américas building is great for contemporary literature, CDs and some guidebooks.