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Books in Lapa & Alcântara

Ler Devagar

Late-night bookworms and anyone who likes a good read will love this floor-to-ceiling temple of books at the LX Factory. Art, culture and foreign-language titles are well represented.
Books in Évora

Fonte de Letras

Set on Évora’s main shopping lane, this small bookstore stocks intriguing titles, including English-language versions of books by Portuguese authors (and top-rated books set in Portugal). The shop also sells CDs and…
Books in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Fabula Urbis

A great little bookshop that celebrates works about Portugal, both by home-grown and expat authors. All the best works by Lobo Antunes, Saramago, Pessoa, Richard Zimler and Robert C Wilson are here and available in …
Books in Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

Palavra de Viajante

The only bookstore in the city completely dedicated to travel, ranging from guidebooks to personal memoirs. Each level or nook focuses on one continent, making it easier to navigate the shop.
Books in Bairro Alto & Chiado

Livraria Bertrand

The world's oldest operating bookshop, open since 1732 according to Guinness World Records, Bertrand has excellent selections, including titles in English, French and Spanish.
Books in Lagos

Owl Story

Run by a friendly English couple, Owl Story has an excellent supply of second-hand books in English.
Books in Évora

Livraria Nazareth

Head up the stairs of Évora’s oldest shop for maps, including Alentejo & Évora (€4.95).
Books in Marquês de Pombal & Around

Leya na Buchholz

Sizeable collection of literature in Portuguese and English, plus in-store readings.
Books in Funchal

Livraria Esperança

This huge shop selling secondhand and new books fills an entire palace and claims to stock over 107,000 titles, making it Portugal's largest. Most of the books are in Portuguese but there is a foreign-language secti…