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Bogotano Bookshops - Shopping Bogotá - Colombia

For just about any book you would ever want, whether current bestsellers or those long out-of-print, head to Calle 15 between Carreras 8 and 9. Spend hours (or even days) browsing dozens of shops that sprawl for several square blocks and entire malls jammed with stalls. Among the packed bookshelves, you can find books in English and other foreign languages. In many places you can bargain a bit. For bookworms interested in collector’s and antiquarian items, check out Merlín (Cra. 8a, 15-70. Tel: 284-4008/4301, E-mail: Authors Books (Ca. 70, 5-23. Tel: 217-7788, URL: stocks new releases, classics and a variety of English-language magazines, though the books here have been marked up significantly. One reason to try this place is its attractive café, a great place to grab a drink and peruse before you buy. If the prices here are too steep then try your luck in Tower Records in Atlantis Plaza and Centro Comercial Andino, where there are some limited English-language offerings.

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