Livraria Centésima Página
Much more than a place to buy books, Centésima Página (Page One Hundred) is a space to mingle with books.
The bookstore provides a perfect environment: quiet, serene, warm and pleasant. Housed in a building that has been classified as Public Interest since 1977, the Rolão House is one of the best preserved examples of 18th century Baroque style.
The bookstore lets its visitors sit comfortably while reading the book they may be contemplating… a good read that may be accompanied by an equally good slice of homemade cake or, if its lunchtime, a sandwich, a pasta or lasagna, available at the store’s cafeteria. If the weather is inviting, you can also enjoy the house’s garden.
Far from being a simple bookstore, Centésima Página plays an active role in encouraging reading and culture, always full of photography, illustration, painting exhibits and installations; it also offers a regular schedule of activities which include book presentations and workshops.
The bookstore also has a reserved space with permanent activities for children so that they too can develop a love for reading early on. Every month, on the 2nd Saturday, there is an animation of a children's tale, performed by a group of actors who are part of Cont'Arte, a children's theater group from Braga. So that no one misses out on this monthly animation, two weeks later, the same animation is repeated, on Saturday, at 11:30 am.
A place regularly visited by tourists, since it is included in the city’s baroque architecture tour, it is often overlooked by those who actually live in Braga. So remember, whenever you want to relax, escape the bustle of the city or simply buy a book, Centésima Página is the perfect refuge right in the middle of Central Avenue.
Mon - Sat: 09:00 am - 07:30 pm | Closed: 1st Jan, Easter Monday, 25th Apr, 1st May, 10th Jun, 24th Jun, 15th Aug and 25th Dec