Who We Are

Desperate Literature is a joint project between Craig Walzer, Corey Eastwood, Charlotte Delattre and Terry Craven. Between them they own Atlantis Books in Santorini, Greece, Book Thug Nation and Human Relations in Brooklyn, NY, US.

Desperate Literature is a new international bookshop in Madrid, Spain. Along with the very best collection of used English books in the city, the shop also carries a large selection of quality books in Spanish, French and a variety of other languages.

With a focus on fiction, poetry, noir, sci-fi and belles-lettres, the store also maintains sections (in our three major languages) in philosophy, history, art, science, sociology, film, music and eastern religion. Of course, we also have a children’s section for young readers looking to further explore their mother tongue or learn a new one.

Desperate Literature strives to be a space where good literature serves as a vehicle for dynamic cultural, linguistic and social exchange between Madrilenos, extranjeros and travelers from around the world. In this spirit we look forward to hosting readings, meetings, gallery shows, lectures, and more.

We’re open every day 10h30 – 14h30 & 16h30 – 21h00 (WINTER HOURS). We’re not on the internet that often, but we check email often enough. Better yet, please stop by the shop and say hi or give us a call at +34 911 88 80 89.

We sell books. Real books. Desperate ones. Paper and glue.

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