Buenos Aires impressive bookstore

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by alexf, Dec 3, 2017.

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    El Ateneo bookstore
    Buenos Aires

    Built in an old theater. The stage is now used as a cafe.

    (smartphone image)
  2. It’s interesting that a bookstore could generate enough revenue to rent such a place. Impressive is right.
  3. The movie theater has a grand history since 1919 as the "Gran Splendid". I remember watching first-run movies in that place in the 60s.
    Wikipedia link: El Ateneo Grand Splendid - Wikipedia

    The bookstore is the biggest bookstore chain in Argentina, and has been in business for a long time. The place is a sight to see and a must visit there.
    Took my wife on our visit last April and she was awed.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  4. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    It was truly impressive. I spent over an hour there...
  5. You've been so scarce recently I was worried you'd gotten lost in there! (Like me at Powell's in Portland, OR).
  6. LOL

    I was lost in Powell's many moons ago too.

    I am scarce too. Don't do much photography lately. Busy with other things. Still have lots of un-processed images.
    This trip was in April.
  7. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    I’ve been overseas for almost a month, LOL! Back home tonight...
  8. Just saw that on another thread--welcome home!
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  9. That is a very impressive bookstore. My wife and I will be in BA Thursday, so if time permits I'll look it up.
  10. Love that bookstore.
    One place where a fisheye pays off:
  11. That one is great Fred. Wish I had a Fisheye with me, sadly only a smartphone at the time.
  12. Great shot
  13. Wow...what an amazing place!

  14. CAJames


    Sep 6, 2006
    Lompoc, CA
    I love both bookstores and old theaters. Great shot of what looks like a unique venue.
  15. Binnur


    Oct 4, 2017
    Izmir / Turkey
    Very impressive indeed.
  16. I agree with what has been written. Beats Amazon!
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