Kel: Buenos Aires’ Largest English Bookstore

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Kel books harkens back to the days when Argentine English students in the leafy northern neighborhoods wanted to ensure they learned ‘proper British English.’

Kel Bookstore exterior

Importing and selling books for 35 years in Argentina, Kel Ediciones specializes in English language learning materials including textbooks, CD’s and videos.

It 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.

Classic Literature in Buenos Aires

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.

Books for Kids in Buenos Aires

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 a bit high.

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.

KIds books in Kel Books, Buenos Aires

Their gift certificates 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

Kel Locations

Belgrano R.
Conde 1990 – (1428)
Tel: 4555-4005

Barrio Norte/Recoleta
Marcelo T. de Alve
Tel: 4814-3788

Av. La Plata 63
Tel: 4901-5647 / (011) 4903-5306

DOT Baires Shopping
Panamericana and General Paz
Store 216, 2nd Floor

Martínez (Flagship Store)
Emilio Frers 2228
BA Province
Tel: 4717-5603

Lomas de Zamora
Italia 172
BA Province
Tel: 4243-1709

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