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Madrid

Toy & books

Some of our Madrid members favourite toy & book shops are listed here.

  • Eureka Kids

    Recommended by Harriet Browning

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    Popular toy store. online available too.
    C/ Jorge Juan, 75 MADRID
    www.eurekakids.net

    Comments:
    "Really lovely toy store with beautiful gifts. Lots of wooden toys, and some great quality dressing up costumes" (HB, Dec 2010)

  • J de Juegos

    Recommended by Harriet Browning

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    Family business based in the Retiro area offering modern & traditional toys for children.
    C/Menorca 36, Esq. Fernan Gonzales 36 MADRID Tel: 91 574 59 03
    Camilo Jose Cela 16 ALCOBENDAS Tel: 91 661 34 05
    www.jdejuegos.net

    Comments:
    "Really helpful staff. Cute, traditional toys, (beautiful marbles!) and lots of Dideco, and Diset stock." (HB, Dec 2010)

  • Cuore Rosa

    Recommended by Harriet Browning

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    Perfect for Hello Kitty obsessed children.
    C/ Jorge Juan 74 
    www.cuorerosa.es

  • J & J Books and Coffee

    Recommended by Anne Lennon

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    This friendly English-language bookshop is one of the best places to find secondhand book bargains. A small cafe sits on the ground floor, while the basement contains over 15,000 books ranging from horror stories to the classics. The second Wednesday of every month is the hora del libro (book hour) when participants discuss a specific book; other social events include quiz night and story time for kids.
    Open Monday to Thursday noon to 8pm; Friday and Saturday noon to 10pm; and Sunday 2pm to 8pm.
    Espíritu Santo 47 Metro: Noviciado. Bus: 147, 91-521-87-76
    www.jandjbooksandcoffee.com

    Comments:

    "Lovely atmosphere in this shop, spent ages browsing, and found some excellent books for the kids and myself. They also have a great Kids Club Book offer." (AL)

  • Dideco

    Recommended by Rowena Stevens

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    Great selection of educational toys, art and craft supplies, “intelligent games” and books. Well worth a visit. Four branches in Madrid.
    Madrid Centro Ronda de Toledo, 1.Mercado Puerta de Toledo. 91 - 365 02 40 Open Tue-Sat 10:30 a 21:00.
    Centro Comercial Moda Shopping. Local 39.Avenida del General Perón, 40  91 - 598 12 04 www.modashopping.com
    Madrid-Ciudad Lineal C./ Arzobispo Cos, 17 91 - 743 40 40 Mon-Sat 10:00 a 20:30.
    Madrid-Fuencarral/El Pardo C./ Xaudaró, 36 91 - 358 04 23 Mon- fri  10:00 a 20:30 Sat  10:00 a 14:30.
    www.dideco.es

  • Imaginarium

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    Excellent range of toys for kids aged 0-7 years. Over 15 branches in Madrid centre (check the website for your nearest branch). Everything is attractively displayed in sections under headings like Nature, Professions, Construction, Music and Theatre.
    Open Hours10am-2pm & 5pm-8:30pm Mon-Sat
    www.imaginarium.es

  • Librería La Mar de Letras

    Recommended by Anne Lennon

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    Cosy Spanish children’s bookshop. Comprehensive English and French section. Great workshops for parents with babies (11 to  22 months)  and various activities for kids including storytelling and workshops. Most activities are in Spanish. Check their website for date, times, and prices of activities.
    Calle de Santiago, 18, 28013, Madrid
    www.lamardeletras.com

  • Pasajes

    Recommended by Anne Lennon

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    International bookshop that include English-language fiction, nonfiction, childrens books, and videos, as well as a wide variety of books in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm and 5 to 8pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm
    C/ Génova 3, Metro: Alonso Martínez. Bus: 3, 7, 21, 40, or 147. Tel 913101245
    www.pasajeslibros.com

  • Booksellers

    Recommended by Anne Lennon

    One of two bookshop in Madrid specializing solely in English-language books. Plenty of childrens literature and English-language video/DVDs too.
    Open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2pm, 5 to 8:30pm; Saturday 10:30am to 2:30pm; closed Sunday.
    Calle Fernández de la Hoz 40 28003 Madrid Tel 914427959 Metro: Gregorio Marañón. booksellers@wanadoo.es Metro: Gregorio Marañón.
    www.booksellers.es

  • Librería Kiriku y La bruja

    Recommended by Kathy Burke

    Centro Yoga Om, Vilanova i la Geltru Image

    Children’s bookshop stocking books in many languages as well as English. Interesting workshops for children.
    Calle de Rafael Salazar Alonso, 17, 28007, Madrid
    www.kirikuylabruja.com

  • FNAC

    Recommended by Anne Lennon

    FNAC is Madrids largest and most well-known stop for books, music, DVDs and electronic hardware. Here you can find a wide variety of titles as well as current periodicals. But English kids books are limited. Nice space next to children’s books in Spanish (up one floor) for sitting and reading with your kids. They also have Spanish storytelling and other activities for kids from time to time check website for monthly events.
    Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 9:30pm; Sunday noon to 9:30pm.
    C/ Preciados 28, 28013 Madrid
    Avda. Gran Bretaña s/n 28916 Leganés
    Centro Comercial Plaza Norte 2
    Avda. Juncal 15-17, Local B79, Buzón 173-174, 28700 San Sebastián De Los Reyes
    www.fnac.es