Argumento is a lovely bookstore perfect for finding art, photography, and history books with a focus on Rio de Janeiro. While many bookstores around the world seem to be becoming obsolete, Argumento is thriving. The bookstore has been around since 1978. Argumento made its mark by offering books banned by the military dictatorship which weren't present on the shelves of other stores. Now their shelves are lined with all kinds of international authors. Also of note is what lines their walls- photos by notable photographer Pedro de Moraes, who is the son of poet Vinicius de Moraes. Argumetno often hosts events and booksignings, which are detailed on their website. Their cafe, Café Severino also packs the house, The breakfast at Café Severino is outstanding. Try the waffles which are offered as a savory version with parmesan or a sweet version with chocolate sauce. Or the crepes which come in many varieties including apple with port wine and gorgonzola sauce, Salmon Crepe with Gruyère cheese, and chicken with a mushroom and herb sauce. The misto quenche is the perfect option for those looking for a quick and simple Carioca favorite to go along with their cerveja (beer).