FNAC, the European giant for books and music is found in Lisbon at practically every shopping mall, and that is where most locals go for the latest sounds and reads. But for some alternative or hard-to-find editions and publications, see these smaller shops below:
- Rua Garrett 73-75, Chiado
Behind a façade of blue and white tiles is the city's and the world's oldest bookshop, founded in 1732. Note the Guinness World Records certificate by the entrance. It stocks a reasonable selection of English-language books (including translations of Portuguese writers such as
Fernando Pessoa), guidebooks, and foreign magazines.
- Rua Duque de Palmela, 4
This bookstore by Avenida da Liberdade covers everything from astronomy to classical music, and also has multilingual publications.
- Rua de Augusto Rosa, 27 Alfama
Sells only books about Lisbon in Portuguese, English and other languages. The city's
history, art, gastronomy, architecture, and more in publications of the past and the present. An upper floor often hosts recitals and
- Rua Aurea, 274, Downtown
Named after the Fado diva, this shop specializes in traditional
Portuguese music offering recordings by the country's top Fado singers. The
staff is always happy to make recommendations.
CNM - COMPANHIA NACIONAL DE MUSICA
- Rua Nova do Almada, 60, Chiado
Excellent selection of Fado CD's, jazz, and classical music.
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