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Emily Temple: The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

via Flavorwire » The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World.

Must visit bookstores!

Emily Temple, Flavorwire:

With Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and right, things can sometimes seem a little grim for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world. After all, why would anyone leave the comfort of their couch to buy a book when with just a click of a button, they could have it delivered to their door? Well, here’s why: bookstores so beautiful they’re worth getting out of the house (or the country) to visit whether you need a new hardcover or not. We can’t overestimate the importance of bookstores — they’re community centers, places to browse and discover, and monuments to literature all at once — so we’ve put together a list of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, from Belgium to Japan to Slovakia.

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This entry was posted on 3 June 2012 by in Travel Ideas and tagged .
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