Situated in Buenos Aires, – a capital that possesses an elaborate and rich cultural identity – the splendid El Ateno bookshop was originally a theatre constructed in 1919 before its metamorphosis into a movie house and finally, a bookshop as it is today. Despite the abundance of books, the building has architecture reminiscence of the grand theatre it once was. Spectator balconies are now replaced by shelves while former theatre boxes are reconstructed into intimate reading rooms. Past the sleek antique surroundings and crimson velvet curtains is a café that serves up coffee. Saving the best for last, this literary spectacle is opened 24/7!