A new shop for beautiful old artifacts, the recently opened Memorias Librería is Havana's first genuine antique bookstore. Delve into its gathered piles and you'll find wonderful rare collectables including old coin…
After Plaza América in Varadero, this is probably Cuba's flashiest shopping mall – and there's barely a tourist in sight. Step in on a Saturday and see the double economy working at a feverish pitch.
The definitive Cuban specialist music store; this retail outlet of Egrem Studios has a good selection from local musicians.
The Santiago version of the famous Havana fashion house is located in an appropriately grand Vista Alegre maison (house).
A veritable museum of old and rare books stacked ceiling high. Sombrero-clad trovadores often sit on the stairway and strum.
Centro Experimental de Artes Aplicadas, near the Museo de Historia Natural, makes artistic ceramics.
Unique handmade books.
Revolutionary (mainly in Spanish) reading material for erudite travelers in a store opposite the post office.
Literary magazines and Cuban literature in Spanish at one of Centro's best bookstores.