17 bookstores stereotypes

17 bookstores stereotypes

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If you think that the bookstore is a boring place, with many heavy volumes, we are glad to present you a selection that breaks all the stereotypes for this reason.

17 bookstores stereotypes

1. "City Lights Bookstore" (city Lights) in San Francisco

17 bookstores stereotypes

The store was founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, so no wonder that all the second-floor space allotted to poetry.

17 bookstores stereotypes

Along the entire length of the room here and there, chairs intended for visitors. So they would be able without haste, enjoying natural light, carefully choose a suitable literary work, which will want to bring home.

2. "Word on the Water" (the Word water) in London

17 bookstores stereotypes

First and foremost, the peculiarity of the store is that it is located on the barge. You can climb on Board to explore the books available on the shelves (and also to enjoy the company of the landlady's cats) or staying on shore, to enjoy listening to music and reading poetry regularly organizing itself on the roof of the vessel.

3."The Livraria Cultura" in Sao Paolo, Brazil

17 bookstores stereotypes

Place the title of the largest book store of Brazil, at the same time is a unique children's Playground.

17 bookstores stereotypes

Full of surprises in the room are of impressive size figures of dragons, in which are invited to play the kids, rest areas and four floors of exceptional literary fun, organized many corridors filled with books.

4."Libreria Acqua Alta" (Library of high water) in Venice

17 bookstores stereotypes

This store is probably one of the most memorable places in the romantic city on the water.

17 bookstores stereotypes

By itself, the bookstore is small but filled to overflowing with various books. They overwhelm located immediately gondolas, small boats and even bathtubs. Taking an interesting subject, you can dive into reading with your toes dipped in the waters of the canal.

5. "Librería El Ateneo" (Library of the Athenaeum) in Buenos Aires

17 bookstores stereotypes

A former theatre, with all its attendant elements: magnificent architectural decoration, lush scarlet Drapes, Italian frescos and exquisite sculptures was turned into a bookstore.

17 bookstores stereotypes

The elegant atmosphere is supported by live piano music accompanies visitors in each of the departments.

6. "Cook & Book" (Book kitchen) in Brussels

17 bookstores stereotypes

This unusual place is partly a book store and partly a cafe. The space is divided into 9 rooms dedicated to certain areas of literature.

17 bookstores stereotypes

However, the interesting thing lies in the design of these facilities, each of which has its own absolutely unique design. English Room, for example, is reminiscent of a real pub.

7. "Livraria Lello" (Library of Lele) in Porto, Portugal

17 bookstores stereotypes

The oldest Portuguese bookstore, which is definitely worth a look. Unremarkable appearance of the building hides a lush literary and aesthetic abundance.

17 bookstores stereotypes

Inside the shop is elaborate staircase of dark wood are invited to a sparkling colored glass second floor where bookshelves fill the space from floor to ceiling.

8. "Librairie Ptyx" (Library Ptics) in Brussels

17 bookstores stereotypes

Already before you enter the store, it becomes clear that it is a kind of work of art.

17 bookstores stereotypes

Stored inside kind of world bestsellers, and outside – on the walls of the building, and respected their authors.

9. "The Last Bookstore" (the Last bookstore) in downtown Los Angeles

17 bookstores stereotypes

In addition to the amazing experience that proishodjat vaulted ceilings with massive columns, this shop will make your visitor feel trapped in a different world.

17 bookstores stereotypes

Here you can find antique and used books, and buy some copies for only a dollar if you climb to the second floor.

10. "Cafebrería El Péndulo" (Book cafe "Pendulum") in Mexico city

17 bookstores stereotypes

Graciously allowing visitors to read selected books over a glass of Mojito and a delicious lunch, the owners of the store provide a permanent buying frenzy

17 bookstores stereotypes

Especially convenient in this place is the availability of opportunities to indulge in a culinary and literary delight in the open air, where sunlight and blooming greenery around create a unique atmosphere, far from the standard situation of independent bookstores.

11. "Atlantis Books" (Books of Atlantis) in Santorini, Greece

17 bookstores stereotypes

The striking surroundings of the store resembles a cave, and the exclusivity adds to its walls, dotted with lots of records. Amazing correspondence contains various kinds of comments and messages left by visitors.

17 bookstores stereotypes

The bookstore holds regular thematic film screenings, a book signing with the writers and even food festivals.

12. "Powell's Books" (Books of Powell) in Portland, Oregon

17 bookstores stereotypes

This store is huge. The building in which it is located, formerly served as an iconic Portland auto show.

17 bookstores stereotypes

Due to the gigantic size of the halls, visitors can freely walk among the countless rows of book while sipping coffee purchased in a local café, and enjoy a life filled with love of literature.

13. "Librairie Avant-Garde" (vanguard Library) in Nanjing, China

17 bookstores stereotypes

See the yellow stripe marked along the entire length of the floor in the store? They are there because once this building belonged to a huge garage.

17 bookstores stereotypes

All ingenious is simple, is that visitors need to look for another place to Park your car.

14. "Dickson Street Bookshop" (Bookshop Dixon) in Fayetteville, Arkansas

17 bookstores stereotypes

This cosy shop is a great place for lovers of antique and rare books. The range of titles old and new books just captivates the imagination.

17 bookstores stereotypes

Passing along the shelves, you can go enjoy the rare leather covers and unique tomes, and moved on, to find a book on any subject: from cookbooks southern cooking to biographies of musicians.

15. "Books Actually" (Actually books) in Thyon Bar, Singapore

17 bookstores stereotypes

Cute little shop, often inviting on a collective reading of books apart from the last lot filled with all sorts of cute trinkets, making the atmosphere incredibly cozy and quaint.

17 bookstores stereotypes

Among the presented works there are often creations of local authors and literature with an indie theme.

16. "Boekhandel Dominicanen" (Dominican bookstore) in the Dutch city of Maastricht

17 bookstores stereotypes

17 bookstores stereotypes

An amazing Union of Gothic architecture and modern environment conducive to blissful pleasure of sliding a glance at the book spines.

17. "Brattle Book Shop" (Roaring book) in Boston

17 bookstores stereotypes

One of the biggest stores of antiquarian books. The Boston bookshop was founded in 1825.

17 bookstores stereotypes

Three-tier shelves, chock full of various tomes, located directly under the open sky.

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