Desperate Literature is a new International bookshop in Madrid, Spain. Along with the very best collection of used English books in the city, the shop also carries a large selection of quality books in Spanish, French and a variety of other languages.Before you visit Madrid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
With a focus on fiction, poetry, noir, sci-fi and belles-lettres, the store also maintains sections (in our three major languages) in philosophy, history, art, science, sociology, film, music and eastern religion. Of course, we also have a children’s section for young readers looking to further explore their mother tongue or learn a new one.
Desperate Literature strives to be a space where good literature serves as a vehicle for dynamic cultural, linguistic and social exchange between Madrileños, extranjeros and travelers from around the world. In this spirit we look forward to hosting readings, meetings, gallery shows, lectures, and more.
We’re open everyday from 12h-21h. We’re not on the Internet very often because we’re in the store, reading, writing and having conversations. Please stop by and say hi or give us a call at +34 915 41 72 91.
We sell books. Real books. Desperate ones. Paper and glue.
Desperate Literature Reviews
The store is beautiful, full of details made by the owner. She’s super nice and willing to help! I highly recommend it, they have books in English as well! more »
I visited this lovely little bookstore in Madrid because I’d run out of reading material whilst on holiday. They sell quite a lot of books in English, but you can also pick up a book to help you learn... more »
A wonderful little book store! Great English language book selection, plenty of helpful pointers, superbly friendly staff and even whisky if you buy the right book!
They have all the good stuff. Really.
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