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 by the helpful owner, Rogelio, as well as books on poetry, art and cinema.
There’s also a good chance of finding unexpected treasures, as rare books and special editions often come into stock.
Although small, the store is stuffed literally floor-to-ceiling with books, with the highest shelves only accessible by ladder.
Despite the quantity of books, Rogelio knows exactly what’s on his shelves, so don’t hesitate to ask if he has anything by a particular author.
In terms of English books, there is a small section at the back of the store, which hosts an interesting mix of popular Dan Brown-esque beach thrillers and B-side classics by the greatest English-language novelists.
And finally, Códice has more to offer than just books, also boasting a good selection of vintage vinyls, CDs and comics.
Find the shop on Calle Casapalma, just off Plaza Uncibay.
An English teacher and part-time writer with a love for literature and culture, Jen first swapped the Scottish gloom for the Spanish sun in 2019 when she arrived in Córdoba for her Erasmus year before moving to Malaga in 2021.