From floor to ceiling the shop is packed with piles of books just waiting to be rediscovered, many of them in mint condition, some even brand new.

From literary classics to current bestsellers, audio books to self-help guides and children’s books to cookery books, the Algarve Book Cellar has them all; and if it doesn’t have what you are looking for, then books can be ordered without postage and packaging fees.

Boasting one of, if not the largest, selections of books in the Algarve and in various languages, bookworms can spend hours browsing the endless shelves and piles of paperbacks and hardbacks.

And now is a perfect time to buy a few books, learn some new skills or educate yourself on topics you have always been interested in.
One book the bookshop’s owner, Raymond Compton, feels would make an excellent gift is ‘Gardening in a Changing Climate’, by Ambra Edwards, which has 400 stunning colour photos and is particularly relevant in Portugal at present.

”We’ve had a few gardening books in over the years but this is definitely one of the best”, Raymond says, adding: “Anyone who enjoys gardening will love this book”.

And if reading is not quite your favourite pastime, then the Algarve Book Cellar also stocks an impressive range of DVD’s and jigsaw puzzles. CD’s and cards for all occasions can also be found in the shop.

Algarve Book Cellari on the ‘in’ road to Carvoeiro, Edifício O Galeão, Loja 1 e 2, Rua dos Pescadores, 8400-512. Open from 9.30am – 1pm Tuesday to Saturday.

For more information:
Tel: 282 354 310