Steeped in literary tradition, Buenos Aires is a book lover’s dream

Americas Now

Bookstores across the globe have been closing down in recent years as a result of on-line purchases and the rise of eBooks. But one city that has remained relatively untouched by this cultural shift is Buenos Aires.

Hundreds of bookstores still line the streets in Argentina’s capital and many consider it to be one of the “literary” capitals of Latin America. The metropolis boasts more bookstores per capita than any other city in the world.

But times may be changing for this book lover’s paradise and not because of the Internet.

Correspondent Joel Richards reports on Buenos Aires’ long love affair with books.