Music & books

Malaga is a city full of boutiques and second-hand shops where you can find more interesting and unusual books, vinyls, CDs and much more…


Plaza Mayor / McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

Plaza Mayor was already enormous, but now thanks to the addition of the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, even the most serious shopaholic couldn’t ask for more. This out-of-town shopping and leisure complex is the biggest in Malaga city and is close to both the airport and Guadalmar. It’s a mostly outdoor shopping area, organised around a series of small plazas, creating […]
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Librería Códice

Librería Códice is everything that comes to mind when you hear the words “second-hand bookshop”: piles and piles of well-loved books, organised according to a cryptic system that only the owner truly understands, and that classic old book smell. This bookshop is one for the true booklover, offering a wide selection of the best novels from various world literatures, curated […]
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Casa del Libro

One of Spain’s largest bookshop chains, Casa del Libro, has a store on Calle Nueva, which has three floors of brand-new books in every genre imaginable, including a great selection of English books on the third floor. They stock a few well-known classics, as well as offering the best new and trending releases from contemporary authors. There’s also a reading area, […]
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Librería Luces

Librería Luces is an independent bookshop on Malaga’s Alameda Principal. Founded in 2003 by Pilar Villasana and José Antonio Ruiz, they have worked hard ever since to reignite Malaga’s passion for the written word. And their mission has been a success, as Librería Luces now counts itself as one of Malaga’s main cultural hubs. The store hosts events such as […]
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El Corte Inglés

You can’t miss the massive El Corte Inglés when entering Malaga from the west up the grand Avenida de Andalucía. Nor if you’re on pretty much any rooftop in the city. Especially around Christmas time when adorned with its famous illuminations. Though not local to Malaga (it was founded in Madrid in 1934) El Corte Inglés is a symbol across […]
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Re-Read Librería

This Spain-wide chain of second-hand bookshops has a store on Calle Victoria, just off Plaza de la Merced. Unlike a typical second-hand bookshop, the books in Re-Read are neatly organised and displayed beautifully according to genre and author, so that upon first entering the store you may think you’ve found yourself in another of Spain’s big commercial bookshop chains. What […]
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Julian’s Books (Fuengirola)

A short coastal train ride away from Malaga’s city centre is the beach town of Fuengirola, a popular destination for summer tourists and British and Scandinavian expats seeking a warmer climate and slower pace of life. There’s a large international community here year-round, and it’s just as common to hear English, Finnish or Russian spoken in the streets as it […]
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Mapas y Compañía

Just passing through the doors of Mapas y Compañía is like embarking on a journey. And that’s exactly the idea. This bookshop is filled wall to wall with maps and globes in all styles and colours and is bound to stir up a feeling of wanderlust. According to Mapas y Compañía themselves, this bookshop “specialises in helping readers and travellers […]