Friday, February 10, 2012

We read to know we are not alone

Flavorwire recently put together this series of photographs of the 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world.  As a literary nerd, swoon.
Atlantis Books, Santorini, Greece

This  converted 1920s movie palace uses theatre boxes for reading rooms. Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

The Bookabar Bookshop, Rome, Italy

Bookworm, Beijing, China

A gorgeous converted Dominican church. Selexyz Bookstore, Maastricht, Holland

Cook and Book, Brussels, Belgium

Corso Como Bookshop, Milan, Italy

I can't believe I haven't hit this spot as it's in my city! The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA

This neo-gothic bookstore opened in 1906. Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal

 Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico 

Plural Bookshop, Batislava, Slovakia

And the piece de resistance, Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France. I would die to curl up on that chair with the Sonnets ;)

more stunning libraries here

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