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“You want books? look no further!!!!”

Fundacao Livraria Esperanca
Ranked #8 of 28 Shopping in Funchal
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Known as one of the oldest and biggest bookshops in Portugal. We have 107.000 different titles displayed by cover and in 3 different floors. A fantastic place with a lot of history being this bookshop in a XVI century palace for everyone who loves books its a magical place where you can loose yourself in the middle of the culture, history and books. A place you must visit in Madeira!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Calheta, Portugal
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“You want books? look no further!!!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Just off the Municipal square you will find this old bookshop. Really "bookshop" does not do it credit. On three floors with thousands of titles in many languages, rare editions, first editions, in modern parlance, a megastore is more like it! Very helpful staff will help you browse, or leave you to wander around alone. A little help is advisable. They have a web site and, despite the shelves and shelves of books and magazines, quite organised !

Give it a look, you won´t be disappointed! Don´t go in hungry, you could be a while!!

Visited April 2013
7 Thank Madeiramakem
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Books galore”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Even if you do not understand Portuguese, this bookshop is worth a visit just for the enormity of it and the building is an old small palace, ceilings are beautiful.

Visited May 2013
4 Thank MoleyPembrokeshire
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