Amazing Bookshop Architecture
Have a look on the 5 most amazing bookshops in the world with their incredible architecture and beautiful style. Which one is your favorite?
Livraria Lello & Irmão in Porto, Portugal is one of the oldest bookshops of the country. Its Art Nouveau space with some features of Gothic Revival is dominated by an incedrible curvy wodden staircase matching with the walls. The stained glass ceiling is an adition to this beautiful building. Unfortunately pictures are not allowed inside he building but you can enter for free and buy some postcards inside the bookshop.
Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy is considered one of the most originals bookshops in the world. Maybe because of its location or because of its name, that means “high water”, this bookshop expose the books (used and new ones) in container like bathtubs, gondolas and water tanks.
El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires, Argentina is considered one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world and it is not difficult to realize why. Situated in an amazing building that, in the past, was used as a theater and a cinema, in this bookshop the costumers can go from stage to the pages of books in one second. Despite being a bookshop now, much of the theatre time still remain in the place: the ceiling, the ornate carvings, the crimson stage curtains, the auditorium lighting and many architectural details are still there.
Polare Bookshop in Maastricht, Netherlands is situated in a building that was converted from a 13thCentury Dominican church to one of the most beautiful bookshops in the planet. Despite the refurbishment, the space still has some of the charm of the old church, a good example is the 14th century ceiling fresco. Among the new things is a huge three-storey black steel construction which you can reach by lift or by a set of stairs. The view from the top of it is simply stunning.
El Pendulo in Mexico City, Mexico is a famous bookshop branch in Mexico that provides their costumers an incredibly variety of services. Despite the huge options of books in different languages, its visitors can also order delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner from the café and drinks from the bar, all while enjoying live music and presentations or flipping through a good book.