The best bookshops in Valencia

Bookshops are small temples of curiosity and knowledge where lovers of reading and writing can spend hours and hours dreaming.

Many of them are part of our lives, as we have visited them as children, teenagers and adults, which gives them a truly unique charm. Moreover, they do not only sell books: many of them have become cultural spaces and organise presentations, writing workshops, exhibitions and so on.

Las mejores librerías de valencia

In Spain there are a total of 2,977 bookshops (Map of Bookshops 2022 by CEGAL), which makes an average of 6.2 bookshops per 100,000 inhabitants.

The oldest bookshops are in Burgos and Girona, and date back to the end of the 19th century, although 73% of Spanish bookshops were founded before 2001 and are more than 20 years old!

Top 7 of the best bookshops in Valencia

Valencia also has important bookshops. This is not unusual: this city has been the birthplace of great writers, such as Ausiàs March and Joanot Martorell.

Librería Ramón Llull

The best bookshops in Valencia 1

The Ramón Llull Bookshop is a reference point in Valencia.

Located in Calle Corona, in the Barrio del Carmen, it was founded twenty years ago (2003) and has received important awards such as the Boixareu Ginesta Prize for bookseller of the year from the Spanish Federation of Publishers’ Guilds (FGEE).

La primera libros

The best bookshops in Valencia 2

This small, friendly bookshop is located near our school on Guillem de Castro Street.

In addition to books of all kinds, this place aims to become a cultural space where presentations and reading clubs can be organised.

Librería Bartleby

The best bookshops in Valencia 3

This Valencian bookshop, located in the cosmopolitan Ruzafa neighbourhood, specialises in comics, although you can also find graphic novels and books.

Its premises do not clash with the neighbourhood where it is located: its spacious room is equipped with tables and high chairs where you can have a glass of wine while you read.

Bangarang

The best bookshops in Valencia 4

Bangarang was launched in 2019.

Located on Calle Historiador Diago, in this independent bookshop you can find the latest novelties in manga, narrative, essays and American and European comics.

Conceived as a cultural space, it also hosts exhibitions, events and presentations.

Librería anticuaria Rafael Solaz

The best bookshops in Valencia 5

The antiquarian bookshop Rafael Solaz is one of the most beautiful bookshops in Valencia.

This family business is located in premises dating back to 1850, which previously housed a pharmacy and a haberdashery, and proof of this are its shelves, which hold around 15,000 copies, many of them out-of-print and antique books.

It has become a reference point for collectors and inveterate readers, and you can visit it when you walk around the city centre, as it is very close to the Central Market (Calle de San Ferrán).

Librería Railowsky

The best bookshops in Valencia 6

The Railowsky bookshop specialises in image and communication books, and has been an institution for photography and reading lovers for more than three decades. Important professionals such as the Spanish photographers Chema Madoz and Gervasio Sánchez have passed through its photogallery.

This space is located on Calle del Gravador Esteve, a few metres from the Mercado de Colón, and owes its original name to a photo by Cartier-Bresson.

Librería Ubik

The best bookshops in Valencia 7

Ubik Café is a small alternative bookshop located on Calle Literato Azorín, one of the busiest streets in the Ruzafa area.

In addition to the latest book releases, this space is well known in the neighbourhood as a meeting place and even as a restaurant, as it offers craft beers and menus made with market produce and ideal for pairing with a good read.

Well, as you can see, Valencia is a perfect city to buy a book and go to one of its excellent gardens to enjoy it and sunbathe. Do you want to learn Spanish and enjoy the wonderful city of Valencia? Contact us.

Información de contacto
Política de privacidad / Privacy policy

Latest news


With our courses you can improve your oral expression and learn in a fun and enjoyable way how we are Spanish.

What do our students think of our Spanish courses?


These are some of the opinions of our students. You give us the prizes!

The best bookshops in Valencia 9
Lidiya Begisheva Avatar
Lidiya Begisheva
A really great place to study Spanish and interact with people from all over the world!
leer más
Eva S Avatar
Eva S
Entering the school through a beautiful massive and decorative door (on a street where you’d love to have your coffee and lunchbreaks), the inside will surprise you even more: an explosion of colours, art and atmosphere. And that’s what the teachers carry out too: such passion and enthusiasm.
But the learning doesn’t stop as soon as class comes to an end.
Taronja organises plenty of very fun, optional activities. In the afternoon, evening and even in the weekends. No chance to get bored here… I’m going to stay longer!
leer más
Guido Balestri Avatar
Guido Balestri
Best language school ever. Try it, you'll never be disappointed.
leer más
R3b3cca19
5 star rating
diese Schule ist unglaublich vielseitig! Ich war für vier Wochen in Taronja zum Spanisch lernen. Und für mich war die Zeit in der Schule perfekt. Ich habe schnell und viel gelernt, die Lehrer sind offen, kompetent, hilfsbereit und haben Freude am Tun. Was die Schule für mich besonders gemacht hat, ist, dass sie einem Spanisch bei bringen, aber darüber hinaus auch viele Angebote zu Kultur und Leben stattfinden. Und ich hatte immer das Gefühl mit offenen Armen empfangen zu werden! Der perfekte Ort für einen Sprachurlaub.
Muchas gracias por el tiempo en su escuela! Vuelvo otra vez!
leer más
Valentina Magli Avatar
Valentina Magli
Great experience! Lovely place, excellent teachers, studend care, nice environment!
leer más
sandra15x9 Avatar
sandra15x9
I spent 3 months at the Taronja School and had the best time ever! I started from scratch but the school and its methods taught me Spanish very well. You can make a lot of friends through the activities and experience a lot of culture for a small price. I'd recommend going there for your Spanish studies as well as for the fun.
leer más
Roderick C Avatar
Roderick C
5 star rating
Great Week at Taronja Both my children have been to Taronja to work on their their Spanish (my daughter four times so far) and have both made excellent progress. Then, at long last, Dad made it too! I was looking for an advanced course, which can be difficult to find in smaller schools so it was great to find somewhere that can offer courses at a more demanding level, and even better, that are well taught. All this was backed up with daily printouts of the topics and new vocabulary that arose as we went along. Plenty of great extracurricular laid on outside the formal teaching. Inevitably this was better suited for those a wee bit younger than myself but my two (18 and 21) had an absolute ball! I opted to stay with a Spanish family and was very lucky to be assigned someone who was not only great company but who upon discovering it was my birthday, even laid on a birthday party for me!
leer más
Lucia Angrisani Avatar
Lucia Angrisani
Profesores fantásticos, locations super bien....Todo perfecto!!!
leer más
Instagram

Instagram Taronja School