Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday's Bookishly Beautiful #4

Who couldn't use a book lift-me-up on Monday mornings? This meme will consist of anything related to books that could also be considered beautiful, art, or uplifting. It could include pictures, quotes, book covers that caught your eye, products that celebrate books, beautiful locations that promote books, or anything else pertaining to books that brightens your day. We all see something different as beautiful which will make this meme a real joy to peruse through as you and others in the blogging community join in. Please link back to A Library of our Own and leave a comment with the link to your post. Thank you and I can't wait to see all of your Monday's Bookishly Beautiful posts!

I LOVE a trip to the bookstore! I could wander, browse, and sit in a corner or on the floor looking at a book for hours. Getting lost in a bookstore is magical. Today I thought I would share my favorites from Flavorwire's The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World and Readers' Choice 20 More Beautiful Bookstores from Around the World. Please check out the links for a full list of all 40.

Bart’s Books, Ojai, California [photo via]

Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina [images via and via]

  Poplar Kid’s Republic, Beijing, China

  Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico [photos via]

 Shakespeare & Company, Paris, France [photo via]

 Ler Devagar, Lisbon, Portugal

 Livraria Cultura, São Paulo, Brazil [via and via]

 Massolit Books, Kraków, Poland [via and via]

 Chapters Runnymede, Toronto [via]

 The Honesty Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye, UK [via]

Underground bookstore in Coober Pedy, Australia [via]

 Tattered Cover, Denver, CO [via]

Which is your favorite?


  1. Wow these are amazing!! I like the one in France - I think - the most. But I hope it doesn't rain at The Honesty Bookshop!!

  2. I like the one in Mexico city that mixes the plants with the book store. The Honesty bookshop was stunning - is it really outside?!

    Jessica @ Books: A true story

  3. Now those are some beautiful bookstores!

  4. Great post! I sent you a message regarding the giveaway you entered. Today, I noticed that that message was kicked back to me. I re-sent it, so you should have it now. Please be sure to check the spam folder as well. Thanks.

  5. I want to visit every single one of these places!!!!

  6. How very cool -- I like Shakespeare and Company the best for some cozy.

  7. It's so hard to choose a favorite, but I would have to pick Massolit Books. They all look amazing!