Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Librería de Avila
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.
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.
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,
Erected by Buenos Aires Ciudad.
Location. 34° 36.616′ S, 58° 22.405′ W. Marker is in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires. Marker is at the intersection of Adolfo Asina and Bolivar, on the left when traveling west on Adolfo Asina. Touch for map. The bookstore and marker are in the Montserrat area of Buenos Aires. Marker is at or near this postal address: Adolfo Alsina 500, Buenos Aires C1066, Argentina.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Obelisco de Buenos Aires (approx. one kilometer away in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires); Templo de Nuestra Señora del Pilar (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); La Recoleta Cemetery (approx. 3.1 kilometers away).
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.
— Submitted January 13, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.
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