Livraria Académica

  • Livraria Académica - Câmara Municipal do Porto

  • Livraria Académica - Câmara Municipal do Porto

  • Livraria Académica - Câmara Municipal do Porto

  • Livraria Académica - Câmara Municipal do Porto

The Shop

Entering the Livraria Académica is like taking a time travel. The century-old bookstore specialised in rare and antique books and also has recent editions. Its façade painted in white, with polished stone and flowers on the windows, is typical of the city and invites you to enter. Inside, the shelves full of old editions transport us to the magical world of books and reading.

Shop History

Founded in 1912, by Joaquim Guedes da Silva, the Livraria Académica has been owned, since 1972, by Nuno Canavez, who has worked for the bookshop since 1948, when he entered as a ‘marçano’ (apprentice) at the age of 13. It initially opened in Rua das Oliveiras and, from 1916, settles in Rua dos Mártires da Liberdade. It began commercialising new and used books, but soon specialised in rare books and old editions, being much sought by collectors and especailly ddicated to to lovers of Portuguese Literature: manuscripts of A Mensagem, by Fernando Pessoa and of O Crime do Padre Amaro, by Eça de Queiroz have already passed through there. There have been and still are clients with prominent names, such as Teixeira Rêgo, Teixeira de Pascoaes, Jaime Cortesão, the viscount Visconde de Vila-Moura, João de Araújo Correia, Miguel Torga, José Régio, Mário Soares, among others.

Products and Services

Book trade

Business Hours

segunda-feira 09:00 19:00
terça-feira 09:00 19:00
quarta-feira 09:00 19:00
quinta-feira 09:00 19:00
sexta-feira 09:00 19:00
sábado 09:00 12:30
Additional information:

Closed on Sunday.


Parish: União das freguesias de Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória
Address: Rua Mártires da Liberdade 10 , 4050-358 Porto
Postal Code: 4050-358 Porto

General Data

Main activity: Bookstores, tobacco shop and Stationer’s
Opening Year: 1912
Main Code of Economic Activity (CAE): 47610