Paul Burge en Travel Photography, Madrid, Travel Marketing & Content Strategy • beBee 4/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 1,3K

Snapshots of Madrid - The Perez Galdos Bookshop

Dashing around a city as frenetic as Madrid it's hard for something or other not to catch your attention. The Spanish capital is full of so much light and energy I often find myself stopping to take a photo or two.  

So I thought I'd share a few pictures as regularly as I can. I'll also include some well-known and not so well-known facts about the places I've snapped. There's always something new to learn about this amazing city...

(All photos taken with my iPhone6)


Snapshots of Madrid - The Perez Galdos Bookshop

The Perez Galdos Bookshop - Calle de Hortaleza, 5

This is the fussy person’s bookshop. If the book you’re looking for no longer exists, the chances are they have it buried somewhere among the store’s five kilometres of bookshelves.

These guys have been dusting-off rare-editions since the shop opened in 1942. Incredibly the shop is run by the descendents of Don Benito Perez Galdos the shop’s namesake, who in case you were wondering, is something of a towering literary figure in Spain.

Don Benito Perez Galdos (1843 – 1920), a realist novelist was a prolific writer, publishing 31 novels, 23 plays, journalism and other writings. To this day he remains popular in Spain, and is considered as equal to Dickens, Balzac and Tolstoy.

Some authorities consider him second only to Cervantes in stature as a Spanish novelist.


Snapshots of Madrid - The Perez Galdos Bookshop








Deb Helfrich Nov 4, 2016 · #8

It is good to know that 'real' bookstores have a chance to continue to exist in other cultures, especially as a family business. I will certainly be interested in making a pilgrimage on my next trip to Madrid. Great little slice of Madrileño life, @Paul Burge

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Aurorasa Sima Nov 4, 2016 · #7

#6 Yes. And visit the bookshop.

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Paul Burge Nov 4, 2016 · #6

#5 Glad you enjoyed the post @Aurorasa Sima. You'll have to visit Madrid again!!

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Aurorasa Sima Nov 4, 2016 · #5

I´ve been in Madrid only once and I loved it. Thanks for bringing back that memory and adding many new impressions. I enjoyed your post.

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Paul Burge Nov 4, 2016 · #3

#2 Thanks Kevin. I feel like I go back in time when I visit that store.

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Kevin Pashuk Nov 4, 2016 · #2

Wonderful shots Paul, and a nice tour of that part of Madrid.

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