Óbidos Literary Town

Opening a bookshop nowadays may seem a bit risky. Now imagine opening several bookshops in a small town with a bit more than 3000 inhabitants, 45 minutes away from Lisbon by car. The project Óbidos Literary Town is an initiative of Óbidos City Hall and the book store Ler Devagar. See the town of Óbidos as you

Opening a bookshop nowadays may seem a bit risky. Now imagine opening several bookshops in a small town with a bit more than 3000 inhabitants, 45 minutes away from Lisbon by car.
The project Óbidos Literary Town is an initiative of Óbidos City Hall and the book store Ler Devagar. See the town of Óbidos as you have never seen it before. A magical place  where the book is the main character!

This project consists of the promotion of the culture of writing and reading through he organisation of festivals, presentations, meetings, representations, projections, concerts, reading and writing sessions.

Here you can find a living catalog of available books in Portuguese edition, including general or specific themes, such as Poetry, Photography, Children Literature, Design and Creativity, Travel, Adventure and Nature, Gastronomy, Wines and Addictions, Heritage and Religion, among others.

Places
1. Santiago Bookshop
The Church of Santiago, a temple that dates back to the 13th century and one of the most emblematic buildings of the town, is nowadays the bookshop Grande Livraria de Santiago.

Situated inside the town walls, in Cerca Velha, next to the castle entrance, this bookshop has a great variety of books, and it organises movie sessions, book releases and exhibitions. You can also have a tea or a coffee here.

Schedule: Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00 – Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 19:00
Phone: +351 262 103 180
E-mail: geral@vilaliteraria.com

2. Biological Market
Óbidos Biological Market is housed in the former refectory of the Óbidos Town Hall. This place also sells several biological products of the region.
Her you can find old and rare books, as well as Travel, Gastronomy and Wine books.

Schedule: Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00 – Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 19:00
Phone:+351 262 103 180
E-mail: geral@vilaliteraria.com

3. Municipal Museum
The Museum was opened on June 15th 1970. Here you will find books on History.

Schedule: Opened from 10:00 to 18:00 (closes on Mondays)
Phone:+351 262 103 180
E-mail: geral@vilaliteraria.com

4. Abílio Museum
The Arch House, today Casa Museu Abílio de Mattos e Silva, was donated to the Óbidos Town Hall by Maria José Salavisa. This was the old Óbidos prison, bought by a meaningless price by Abílio de Mattos e Silva around 1965.  Maria José Salavisa saw this once house in ruins only with an arch over the street and fell in love with it, decorating it according to the spirit of the place, strongly influenced by the Medieval era.
Here you can find books on Ilustration, Heritage and Old Books.

Schedule: Opened from 10:00 to 18:00 (closes on Mondays)
Phone:+351 262 103 180
E-mail: geral@vilaliteraria.com
5. Nova Ogiva Gallery 
Known as Galeria Ogiva, this venue was created in 1970 in Óbidos. The Gallery plays a very important role in the history of Óbidos and its museums. It is the starting point for exhibitions and other cultural expressions associated with contemporary works.

Here you will find a bookshop, exhibitions, projections and performances.

Schedule: Opened from 10:00 to 18:00 (closes on Tuesdays)
Phone:+351 262 103 180
E-mail: geral@vilaliteraria.com

6. Interior Design Centre
The main goal of the Interior Design Centre, located next to the twoer Torre do Facho, is to develop design, by promoting exhibitions, seminaries, conferences and theme-related meeting and thus bringing creators and public together. It has an auditorium, a bar, a design documentation archive, where you can see the works of Maria José Salavisa, the forerunner of interior design in Portugal.
Books on Houses and Interior Design available.

Phone:+351 262 103 180
E-mail: geral@vilaliteraria.

7. Histórias com bicho
“O Bichinho do Conto” is a literary project designed to welcome readers from 0 to 200 years-old. This was a former primary school, built during the dictatorship from the 40’s to the 60’s of the 20th century.
Children Books available.

Schedule: Opened from Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00
Phone:+351 262 103 180
E-mail: geral@vilaliteraria.com

8. Livraria da Adega
Housed in a wine cellar (“adega”), this bookshop is the perfect place to drink a literary coffee, a glass of wine or a comforting tea amidst old and new books.

Online Bookshop

Vila Literária de Óbidos
Livraria de Santiago
Óbidos

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