If your kids are avid readers or your babies love to devour board books, you may be finding it hard to satisfy their desires for books in Buenos Aires. Children’s books can be expensive and not all bookstores stock children’s books in English. But don’t worry – here are the places you need to go to find children’s classics and new titles in Spanish and English.
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On Now! Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil
The children’s book fair is now on until 1st August 2015 at Polo Circo (Parque Patricios) and until 2nd August at Tecnópolis. Lots of stalls, lots of fun, plenty of storytelling sessions and the opportunity to shop!
Yenny, the chain of bookstores in every mall in the city, is probably your best bet for children’s books if you are looking for a wide variety of titles in Spanish. You won’t find much in English but you will find gorgeously illustrated fairy stories and interesting books for bilinguals and mini learners.
Of course, if you are looking for kids’ books in Spanish just stroll into any one of the many bookshops in the city and you are sure to find something.
Kel’s is your place for books in English. Hosting a wide selection – Kel’s is dedicated to English-language books – the prices may not be cheap but you can find all your kids’ favorites here. There are branches in Belgrano, Cabillito, Barrio Norte, and DOT Baires Shopping to name a few locations. Take a look at the website to find out more and to order online.
Walrus Books: Image by West of Buenos Aires
The selection of used and well-loved English language kids’ books at this San Telmo institution may not be extensive, but you will find some lovely titles here as well as a cozy little corner for the small people to sit awhile and read while you stock up on novels in English. Walrus Books is at Estados Unidos 617.
Entre Libros at Av. Santa Fe 2450 and Av. Cabildo 2280 has some children’s titles as well as a wide range of books in English and Spanish. Good for browsing and if all else fails you can place an order here for books from overseas.