The 9 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World
These extraordinary bookshops are both a bibliophile and design lover’s dream
For the bibliophile, perhaps the most pressing to-dos are digging into the titles on their “to be read” lists. But a close second should be visiting the most beautiful bookstores in the world—and a new book from Lanoo Publishers has arrived to help them do that. Hitting shelves on June 20, 150 Bookstores You Need to Visit Before You Die by Elizabeth Stamp chronicles over 12 dozen fascinating bookstores around the world worthy of a visit. Spanning countries and continents, the outposts featured represent some of the most impressive bookstores around the world chosen for their aesthetics, unique back stories, or noteworthy collections. Below, check out a number of the incredible stores featured in the book—as well as a few notable AD favorites—that should be immediately added to a “to read in” list.