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La Librería de Avila

 
 
Libreria de Avila Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, November 22, 2014
1. Libreria de Avila Marker
Inscription.
English:
This ancient bookstore settled here, on the corner across from San Ignacio Church and the Secular College, during the early days of the Republic, and prospered in tune with the country's cultural growth. It offers a wide range of antique and out-of-print books in several subjects, from History and Anthropology, to Linguistics and Literature. A cultural space called Almacén y Bar Literario (Literary Bar and Storehouse) operates in the basement.

Spanish:
La antigua librería de Ávila se estableció en esta esquina, frente al templo de San Ignacio y el Colegio secular, desde el comienzo de la República Argentina, y creció vinculada a la cultura del país. Cuenta con una oferta importante de libros antiguos y fuera de circulación en una amplia gama de temas, desde historia y antropología, hasta lingüística y literatura. En el subsuelo funciona el Almacén y Bar Literario, un espacio donde se realizan diversas actividades culturales.

Portugese:
A antiga livraria de Ávila se estabeleceu nesta esquina, em frente ao templo de San Ignacio e ao Colégio secular, desde o começo da República Argentina, e cresceu, ligada à cultura do pais. Possui uma oferte importante de livros antigos e fora de circulação de um amplo leque de temas, de história e antropologia, até linguistica e
Librería del Colegio image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, November 22, 2014
2. Librería del Colegio
Librería del Colegio
Hoy la Librería de Avila.
Declarada sitio de interes cultural
Aquí funcionó la primera librería de Buenos Aires
Inaugurada en 1785
Homenaje
de la legislatura de la cuidad
autonomona de Buenos Aires
2000

Translation:
Bookstore of the College
Today the Avila Bookstore
Site of Cultural Interest
This was the first bookstore in Buenos Aires
Inaugurated in 1785.
Honored by the Legislature of the city of Buenos Aires
2000
literatura. No subsolo o Armazém e Bar Literário, onde diversas atividades culturais são realizadas.
 
Erected by Buenos Aires Ciudad.
 
Location. 34° 38.173′ S, 58° 33.091′ W. Marker is in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires. Touch for map. The bookstore and marker are in the Montserrat area of Buenos Aires. Marker is at or near this postal address: Alsina 500, Buenos Aires 1087, Argentina.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Recoleta Cemetery (approx. 15.5 kilometers away); El Obelisco de Buenos Aires (approx. 16 kilometers away in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires).
 
Additional comments.
1. Libreria de Avila
Originally called the College Bookstore because it was just steps from the National College of Buenos Aires, it was demolished and rebuilt in 1926. It is famous for its clients including Presidents Mitre, Sarmiento, and Avellaneda as well as authors Lugones, Arlt, Borges, Casares and Ocampo. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.
Libreria de Avila image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, November 22, 2014
3. Libreria de Avila

 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Interior of the bookstore image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, November 22, 2014
4. Interior of the bookstore
Staircase and mezzanine image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, November 22, 2014
5. Staircase and mezzanine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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