10 Most Beautiful Bookshops Around the World

Friday 28th, April 2017 / 16:12

Browsing the web we found incredible images of stunning bookshops around the world. We put together a list of some of the ones that struck us the most, a must seen for those who are book lovers. Have you visited any?

 1. Myopic Books, Chicago

Myopic bookstore

An award-winning bookstore, Myopic Books in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park community and dubbed “Best” by  The Chicago Reader’s  “Reader’s Pick – Favorite Used Book Store”, Concierge Preferred’s “Chicago Concierge Favorite Shopping” and Chicago Magazine’s “Best Used Book Store”.

 

2. Booksmith, San Francisco, CA

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The Booksmith is a vibrant, roomy independent bookshop offering author readings, best-sellers & hard-to-find titles.

3. Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA

skylight books

{image from Time Out}

Skylight is a general bookstore serving the historic Los Angeles neighborhoods of Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, and Downtown. Surrounded by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, R.M. Schindler, and Richard Neutra, it is home of an eclectic clientele, including many local artists, musicians, writers, and scholars. Skylight challenges us to provide the cutting edge of culture including the best in literary fiction, books on music, art, film and theatre, Los Angeles regional culture and history, graphic literature, children’s books, political theory, and more.

4. Atlantis Books, Santorini, Greece

atlantis bookshop

{image from Goodreads}

Atlantis books is a little gem in the Mediterranean. It opened in 2004, and now is an active part of the community with its food festivals and film festivals, writers reading on the terrace, and a host of cats and dogs.

5. Baldwin’s Book Barn, West Chester, PA

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{image from Tripadvisor}

Baldwin’s Book Barn is located in a five-story barn built in 1822. The Book Barn was built in 1822 and is a five-story building which exudes bookish charm with its cozy nooks, stone walls, friendly atmosphere, wood-burning stove, and shelf upon shelf of books, maps, and prints.

6. Libreria Bardon, Madrid, Spain

Libreria Bardon, Madrid, Spain

{image from Global Graduates}

Libreria Bardon is one of Spain’s oldest and most renowned antiquarian bookstores, founded in 1947 by its namesake, Luis Bardon Lopez.

7. 10 Corso Como, Milan, Italy

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{image from Pinterest}

The 10 Corso Como store opened in September 1991 in a converted garage. A collage of cultural and commercial entities from fashion to design, including music, lifestyle, art and photography it marks the beginning of total shopping.

8. The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA

Last Bookstore4

The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store.

9. Cafebreria el Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebrería El Péndulo, which hosts live music, poetry readings, stand-up comedy, and other events in an attractive space with balconies and lush plants.

10. Magers & Quinn, Minneapolis

Magers & Quinn, Minneapolis

{image from City Pages}

Magers & Quinn is one of the best-loved bookshops in Minnesota. This shop also features free poetry readings and community events every month.

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