Fado Music Shop
Named after the Fado diva, this shop specializes in traditional Portuguese music offering recordings by the country's top Fado singers. The staff is always happy to make recommendations.
Rua Aurea, 274
Sells only books about Lisbon in Portuguese, English and other languages. The city's history, art, gastronomy, architecture, and more in publications of the past and the present. An upper floor often hosts recitals and temporary art exhibitions.
Rua de Augusto Rosa, 27
Behind a façade of blue and white tiles is the city's oldest and best-known bookshop, founded in 1732. It stocks a reasonable selection of English-language books (including translations of Portuguese writers such as Fernando Pessoa), guidebooks, and foreign magazines.
Rua Garrett 73-75
Books, Prints and Posters
A family owned shop for over six generations, this is one of oldest booksellers in Lisbon after Bertrands. Once inside you find it hard to leave the stacks of warn leather-bound classics, and the soft smell of old paper. The tattered wooden shelves and display tables that have been installed since they opened in the early 1800‘s, are filled with old maps, vintage poster prints, foreign literature and art books that you’ll want to spend hours perusing.
Rua Nova do Almada, 72
Phone: 213 424 422
books and music