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Nova Livraria Leonardo da Vinci

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Address: Avenida Rio Branco 185 | Lojas 2, 3 & 9, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20040-902, Brazil
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+55 221 533 2237

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Não perca essa livraria

Absolutely fantastic and amazing bookstore with incredible range of books, especially hard-to-find works in Portuguese on leftist and sociological and anthropological topics.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2015
Barrianne B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Absolutely fantastic and amazing bookstore with incredible range of books, especially hard-to-find works in Portuguese on leftist and sociological and anthropological topics.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

Located very close to Caroica Metro station. It is on the basement floor of a small shopping centre on the north-east corner of Avenidas Barroso and Branco. It was open on a Saturday morning despite the area being much quieter than weekdays. The section on the table near the front door has a good selection of political and historical non-fiction... More 

3 Thank Mark L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

My family and I stopped by the Da Vinci book store at 185 Rio Branco, Centro. We were looking for childrens books for my daughter. The staff was so helpful. One women talked to us in English and called other bookstores to find a greater childrens selection for her. Another man spoke in fluent spanish to my wife. Giving detailed... More 

4 Thank Adam B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2006

I had been travelling to Brazil on and off for 20+ years. Usually I brought my own books purchased in airport departure shops, or bought a quickie in the hotel shops. Suddenly in 1997 I found my self moving to Brazil and setting up my company there. My office was located one block from the livraria. Wandering around at lunchtime... More 

9 Thank DIEGO M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2006

This is certainly the best bookstore in Rio de Janeiro and probably the best in the whole of Brazil. It has a wide range of books in major foreign languages, an excellent scholarly section, as well as a complete selection of books relevant to Brazil, including Brazilian literature in translation. It also has a wide selection of used books and... More 

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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