Let these beautiful bookstores transport you to a different world.
EL ATENEO GRAND SPLENDID, ARGENTINA
All bookstores are treasure troves but in this former theatre, we wonder how one can concentrate surrounded by such amazing architecture? Drop in if you’re ever in Buenos Aires.
BART’S BOOKS, CALIFORNIA
Set up in 1964 to sell unwanted books, the “world’s greatest outdoor bookstore” now houses nearly a million books, many of which are rare, out of print ﬁrst editions. Read under the Californian sun, play with their cat and discover literary gems. http://www.bartsbooksojai.com
BOEKHANDEL DOMINICANEN, NETHERLANDS
Located in a 13th-century gothic church building, you deﬁnitely feel a sense of wonder walking into this bookstore. Be transported by the atmosphere just as much as by the books themselves. http://www.libris.nl/dominicanen
YANGZHOU ZHONGSHUGE, CHINA
Inspired by the water that surrounds its location, this landmark building in the Jiangsu province in China has managed to capture the literary heritage and history of the nation.