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Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Help Bookshops during Coronavirus #Díadellibro

This year's Book Day has caught us at home.
However, this is not a reason not to continue celebrating and buying books in those bookstores that we like so much.
From My Little Madrid, we support a beautiful altruistic initiative to help neighborhood bookstores: www.paraseguirleyendo.com

Saturday, October 27, 2018


Young passionate readers 
Today in Madrid the rain has allowed me to have a good plan of friends with children, La Casa del Lector located in Matadero organized a Festival called SOMOS LECTURA free for everyone and open to all audiences.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Madrid Cultural Plans - First Week of June

The month of June comes with a great variety of cultural plans.
Here is our suggestion with different options for you to plan in advance:

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hurry! Tonight is Madrid Book Night!

We love books, we love reading... and tonight is "La Noche de los Libros" in Madrid. There is an extensive program with lots of activities: debates, lectures, open bookshops, authors signing books, performances... at Real Casa de Correos, Real Casa de Postas, Paseo del Prado and many other sites in Madrid.
Enjoy with us!

Monday, December 29, 2014

La libreria, a Bookshop for Madrid Lovers (like us)

In the very “castiza” calle Mayor, we discovered a very original book shop, with more than 1,000 references to Madrid!!: La Librería. Of course, we loved it and it was impressive to see books about art, history, curiosities, songs and sayings, terror stories.. all about Madrid! If you are keen on the city, this is for sure, the bookshop you need.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

La Central - Much More than a Bookstore

La central de callao My Little Madrid

We are big fans of the fantastic bookstore La Central in Callao! We consider it much more than a bookstore for many reasons. Firstly, they have more than 80 000 book references in several languages and many different sections that avoid the typical collection of best sellers you find elsewhere. It is a library within a 19th century palace. If you feel hungry or want to take a rest, you can also try their great “Bistro” with very tasty food options for breakfast, lunch or tea time. You can even stay for drinks at night in their bar, "el Garito" , where many events and book presentations take place.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New little Book - My Little Madrid Guide 2014

We have a great project!
With your help we are issuing our second book: "My Little Madrid Guide 2014" and we will do it through crowdfunding!!
You can become one of our loved and revered sponsors with as little as €10,  but you can also contribute higher and your reward will be more interesting ;).
Check our crowdfunding page on Verkami  here and book as of now your new My Little Madrid Guide! A nice present for any one!!

¡Tenemos un gran proyecto!
Con tu ayuda vamos a sacar el segundo libro de "My Little Madrid Guide 2014" (en inglés) y lo vamos a financiar con la fórmula del crowdfunding.
Puedes ser uno de nuestros amados y reverenciados esponsors con tan solo 10€, aunque si te estiras un poco tendrás una recompensa mayor....
Pincha aquí y reserva desde ya tu nueva guíe de Madrid "My Little Madrid Guide 2014".
¡Será tu mejor regalo para estas navidades!

Monday, September 23, 2013

National Geographic store in Madrid - New Menu

national geographic party in madrid

Although the National Geographic Store is in Madrid since 2010, I had never visited it simply because I did not know about its existence. It was a nice surprise to be invited to the renewal presentation party that took place on Thursday. And even more surprising to realize that this huge space has nothing to envy to the London National Geographic Store, it is even better! Specially the restaurant and its new menu.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Feria del Libro - a Yearly Must Go!

Feria del libro Madrid
I have been to Feria del Libro every year since I was a child. I used to go with my grand father.  He was a voracious reader and his influence has made me love books from a young age. Reading has been a passion of mine since then and I never miss this big event, where editors, writers, bookshops, readers and book lovers in general gather and share novelties and old hits at the Retiro gardens. Sigue leyendo, en español abajo.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Second hand books at La Cuesta del Moyano

Since we still are in an almost-holiday-period and the weather is becoming less agressive I propose a nice traditional walk; La Cuesta del Moyano. It has been long time since my last walk through these stalls, I had almost forgotten, but on my way to the Hoper exhibition it has been a nice surprise to discover this Madrid land mark not only unspoiled but improved (now pedestrian) and restored.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Books - My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece (Annabel Pitcher)

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is a wonderful first book by Annabel Pitcher. Its reading took me back to another book I liked very much "The Curious Incident ofthe Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddor but also to some of my best favorites in Spanish "Un Mundo para Julius" by Alfredo BryceEchenique and "El Principe Destronado" by Miguel Delibes, all of them have in common that they are written in a first person perspective of a young boy.
"My Sister..." is not only very intelligently constructed and written but reflects the actual way of life in real England, a modern novel of manners. Worth reading!!
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