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Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag - library in The Hague, Netherlands.

Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag - library in The Hague, Netherlands.

This divine neo-gothic bookstore, opened in 1906, contains what we consider to be the ultimate definition of a stairway to heaven. Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal.

This divine neo-gothic bookstore, opened in 1906, contains what we consider to be the ultimate definition of a stairway to heaven. Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal.

The Selexyz Dominicanen in the Netherlands is an outrageously cool bookstore that was converted from a church that was originally built in 1294. Photos by Ross Aldershoff.

The Most Beautiful Bookstore In The World

The Selexyz Dominicanen in the Netherlands is an outrageously cool bookstore that was converted from a church that was originally built in 1294. Photos by Ross Aldershoff.

Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal usually makes the various lists of The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.

17 extraordinary bookstores

Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal usually makes the various lists of The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.

Lonely Planet classified this bookshop as the third best bookshop in the world, Livraria Lello  Irmão in Porto, Portugal

Lonely Planet classified this bookshop as the third best bookshop in the world, Livraria Lello Irmão in Porto, Portugal

The Public Library of Cincinnati. (This is how I imagine Carlos Ruiz Zafón's Cemetery of Forgotten Books.)

The Public Library of Cincinnati:

The Public Library of Cincinnati. (This is how I imagine Carlos Ruiz Zafón's Cemetery of Forgotten Books.)

Iwaki Museum of Picture Books for Children, designed by Tadao Ando, Fukushima, Japan (sort of cheating, but can you blame us?)

11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World

Iwaki Museum of Picture Books for Children, designed by Tadao Ando, Fukushima, Japan (sort of cheating, but can you blame us?)

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20 Best Fictional Bookstores in Pop Culture. Flourish & Blotts, the bookstore in the Harry Potter series. I would love to go to a bookstore like Flourish & Blotts.

The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, California... seriously gotta go see this one day!!!

The 20 most interesting and beautiful bookstores of the world

The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, California... seriously gotta go see this one day!!!