It may not be the oldest but it’s the one with the most history. The stalls along the Cuesta de Moyano, the popular name for the Calle de Claudio Moyano, make up a the oldest permanent book fair in the capital. Many of the people who run these small shops have been there almost all their whole life. Some inherited the tradition and the trade from their great-grandparents, who had their businesses there since that far-off 1925 when the fair was officially opened. We’re talking about the oldest book fair in Madrid by number of volumes (100,000 in the stalls and more than 1 million if we count those in storehouses and digital catalogues). Old and new books live beside posters, comics, vinyl records and old photos. Books and culture don’t understand seasons or dates.