Gorgeous Bookstores Around the World that are on My Bucket List
There are millions of bookstores in the world. Those where you go to buy a book to those that you go to buy some coffee and read AND those that exist just as tourist spots where they even charge to go into the bookstore.
Honestly, bookstores that have coffee shops are one of my favorites.
This pots is about some of the bookstores from my bucket list…
The Last Bookstore
Location: LA, United States
If I lived in LA, this would be one of my favorite places. I read somewhere (*cough cough Pinterest ) that this bookstore is one of the top 15 most beautiful bookstores in the world.
When I travel to LA, this one will be a must-stop on my list.
Location: Porto, Portugal
Ginza Tsutaya Book Store
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Japan is like the country that I HAVE to travel to. This country has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.
I don’t care if I can’t read (or speak) Japanese, but I’ll still go and maybe buy a book there. Also, I bet I can find a book in English so…
Cook and Book
Location: Brussels, Belgium
9 concept spaces decorated in different styles. The best part if that It’s also a restaurant and a bookstore AND has a MUSIC SECTION
Libreria Acqua Alta
Location: Venice, Italy
For cat people and those who like vintage books, this is your place!
Tbh, I don’t usually buy that many vintage things and I’m more of a dog person. BUT, how cool is it that because its location is in Venice, there is constant flooding and the books are kept inside bathtubs and waterproof bins??!
I’m sure you have seen this bookstore on Instagram or Pinterest.
If you want to learn more about this bookstore, I’ll leave you a link here
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
This bookstore was once a theater (you can imagine how beautiful it is) and now has books in Spanish, English, and French. I mean if you are fluent in these languages, you will be able to find all the books in the world in the language of your choice. Also, there is even a piano ando listen to live. live music.
Book and Bed
Location: Tokyo, Japan
The perfect combination. A Book and a Bed.
Literally all of the bunks there, are part of the bookshelves.
Also, you should know that this is more of a bookstore/hostel so aka an accommodation bookshop.
Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
What was once a cathedral is now a bookstore that sells books in English and Dutch. For fans of architecture, it’s both a classic and modern bookstore. You may also know this bookstore as “Polare Maastricht”.
The cafeteria is located on the first floor and the decoration still seems to be part of the church and there is even the option of sitting down to eat or drink coffee (it has a large cross-shaped table).
Location: Toronto, Canada (and ALL Canada)
This one should not be on my bucket list anymore because I already went to the one in Montréal and the one in Toronto.I’ve already been to this bookstore in Montreal and Toronto and they are both just as huge and amazing!
Yeah… I really loved this bookstore so that’s why it’s still on this “bucket list”. Anyways…the best part about for me is that you can start reading any book right there without having to buy it first. There are even tables and sofas to so.
Wherever you go (in Canada), I’m 99% sure you can find one of these bookstores nearby. There Tare literally 86 in the country and there are 123 “mini-versions”.
Apart from being able to find books of ALL kinds in English and French, there are travel accessories, wallets, bags, supplies for school/university, accessories for the gym, accessories to decorate your room and SO MUCH more.
Also, there is a coffee shop inside the bookstore and basically they have this con left where you can read a book right away (as in before you buy it).
Side Note: I’m not getting a single penny if you click through the link and NO, this post is NOT sponsored by Indigo (I wish).there is also a coffee shop.
The truth is that my favorite bookstores are those that are giant, the ones that have a variety of books and they also sell other things other than books. Ah! And also those that don’t have books wrapped in plastic (which forces you to buy). Like I said before, I love that concept of bookstores with coffee shops and I feel that they will become more popular in the future.
Are any of these bookstores also on your bucket list?
Is there any bookstore that you think I should add to this list? I would love to add new ones!