Livraria Lello & Irmão, also known as Livraria Chardron or simply Livraria Lello (Lello Bookstore). Along with Bertrand in Lisbon, it is one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal ✉ Rua das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 ✆ +351 222 002 037
Lello Bookstore: The Most Beautiful Bookstore in the World - via Book Riot 26.08.2013 | Little did I know that when I went looking for the oldest bookstore in the world, I would find, just up the coast of the same country, what could very well be the most beautiful bookstore in the world. The Lello Bookstore was built in 1906 in Porto, Portugal by The Lello Brothers (Antonio and Jose) who formerly owned another bookstore a few streets away.
This “secret' staircase” belongs to a London Victorian apartment, where it is hidden from the main reception room, to access a new loft bedroom lit by roof lights. It was designed by Tom Sloan at Levitate Architects, who came up with a neat solution to a storage problem
Derelict Manor House in the UK This photograph shows the private library of a derelict manor house in the UK. The manor has fallen into such a state of decay that it is no longer economically viable to restore as anything other than a labour of love, and the books and other items herein are slowly rotting away.