Kel—Buenos Aires’ Largest English Bookstore
Kel Ediciones harkens back to the days when Argentine English students in the leafy northern neighborhoods wanted to ensure they learned ‘proper British English.’
Importing and selling books for 25 years in Argentina, this business specializes in English language learning materials including textbooks, CD’s and videos but has grown to have five locations and a solid selection of pretty much every genre, particularly classic literature, marketing and business, self-help, cooking, art, history and travel guidebooks.
If you’re looking for some Shakespeare, Dickens, or Austen, you’ll be right at home. Kel doesn’t tend to carry as much contemporary literature (for some David Foster Wallace or Pico Iyer, you’d be better off heading to Walrus Books to look for a used copy) but if you’re looking for a new edition, Kel can order it.
Parents and their pint-sized readers will appreciate the abundant selection of modern and classic children books, although, as with most imported products, the prices can be shocking. Expect to spend around AR$45-50 for a paperback or children’s book. Coffee table books can reach prices over AR$400.
This is the place to head to arrange college and grad school entrance exams for overseas study (or for foreigners thinking about retuning home to study) and to take English teacher training courses and certificate exams.
Their gift certificates of AR$10, $20 or $50 or ‘book tokens’ as they call them, make a great gifts for Argentine friends learning English.
Although technically you are suppose to be able to make purchases online, the website needs updating— it makes more sense to call.
For title searches and other questions call: 4717-5603
-Credit cards accepted
Conde 1990 – (1428)
Marcelo T. de Alve
Av. La Plata 63
Tel: 4901-5647 / (011) 4903-5306
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