We are finally open, and celebrated the occasion with the British Ambassador and others.
The British Ambassador, Hugh Elliott, opened the new bookstore at Calle Moratín 7, in Barrio de Las Letras (Madrid’s Literary Quarter) today and unveiled a plaque to mark the opening day.
He was welcomed by the Secret Kingdoms team, and after a tour of the store, made a short speech, and declared the bookshop open. Light Refreshments were served.
Members of the British Council, the British Spanish Society, and “Las Letras Street” shopkeepers association attended the opening, among others.
Secret Kingdoms is every day from Tuesday to Sunday, and will focus on Spanish History and Literature in English, as well as offering a wide range across all genres.
It also aims to act as a meeting point for Madrid´s English Speakers, of whatever nationality. Authors presentations, book clubs, and creative writing groups will be run.
Historian Giles Tremlett will be discussing his new book “The International Brigades” at Secret Kingdoms on the 7th July in an event organized by “The Write Salon”, tickets are available at evenbrite.
Secret Kingdoms will also offer a free “deposit” service to help members of the English-Speaking Community who are buying, selling or swapping books with each other via the “English Books for Sale in Madrid” Facebook page but find it hard to fix a time and place to meet.
More information about Secret Kingdoms can be found at thesecretkingdoms.com and via social media (Facebook, Instagram and twitter)