BIENVENIDOS, welcome, to the web presence of Smiffs Book & Card Store,the local English language specialist for Nerja, the jewel of the eastern Costa del Sol in Spain's most colourful region, Andalucia. Whether you are living in or visiting our town or area, be sure to drop in and see us early on to get the best out of your life or holiday here.

BOOKS We stock latest bestsellers and reference books to help you get the best out of living in or visiting the area.


We can find you books new, second hand, out of print, and antiquarian. Order through us and we pay the price of getting the books to Spain for you to pick up from the store at your leisure. You don’t have to worry about queuing at the post-office when you get the dreaded ‘missed delivery’ slip from an online shop!


We stock a large range of quality greetings cards, including a great selection of top brand art cards and for a wide variety of occasions, relations and friends. We also have a selection of beautiful gift stationery.


We have a selection of local maps and guides for walking, driving and otherwise enjoying Nerja and the surrounding area of the Axarquia as well as the Alpujarras, Costa del Sol, Andalucia and Spain. Visit as soon as you arrive. If you wish to give the gift of choice to someone, buy our gift vouchers.


TV CHOICE, a magazine listing UK and satellite television stations arrives weekly at Smiffs. It is best to order in advance to be sure of getting your copy, as we cannot guarantee that unreserved copies will be available. 



We stock The Complete Guide to Buying a Property in Spain, which was published in a 12th edition in September 2016. Written by Nerja-based property consultant Anthony ‘Tony’ Foster, this authoritative guide has helped buyers since 1994.

It is arguably the best time in a decade to purchase a dream house in Spain. Prices are more realistic, and mortgage availability has improved. Tony’s book gives you just what you need to budget as accurately as possible, and to understand what your advisers – such as estate agents, lawyers and gestors – are doing on your behalf.

If you are purchasing property in Nerja itself, even better, as the book is based on his experience and research into practices and costs locally. It even offers an ‘after sales’ service by providing contact details for questions about what you read. Apart from us, the book can be ordered online from, which also sells a Kindle eBook version.