Bookish Thought: Bookstores From Around the World

Bookish Thought is a type of discussion post where I talk about anything book related and of course leave it open for you all to respond :)

Happy Hump Day!

I’m finally getting around to posting this third part about bookstores you have to visit. If you remember, the first part was all about Southern California (where I currently live), the second was all about the US. Now for all the wonderful books from around the world.

To compile this list, I used this CNN article, a Lifehack article, and a National Geographic article. Unsurprisingly, the three articles listed many of the same bookstores; I did some other searching for Canada and found a few others. I hope to list some not-so-famous bookstores as well, but that’s also where you come in too.

The Rest of North America

Munro’s Books – Victoria, Canada

Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe – Fort Langley, BC, Canada

Pages on Kensington – Calgary, AB, Canada

Pandora’s Boox and Tea – Olds, AB, Canada

Black Squirrel Books & Tea – Ottawa, ON, Canada

Libreria El Pendulo – Mexico City, Mexico

South America

Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Livraria da Vila – São Paulo, Brazil

Livraria Cultura – São Paulo, Brazil


Daunt Books Marylebone – London, UK

Foyles flagship – London, UK

Stanfords – London, UK

Barter Books – Alnwick, UK

Polare – Maastricht, Holland

Boekhandel Dominicanen – Maastricht, Netherlands

The American Book Center – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cook & Book – Brussels, Belgium

Librairie Ptyx – Brussels, Belgium

Another Country – Berlin, Germany

Shakespeare and Company – Paris, France

Le Bal Des Ardents – Lyon, France

Liberia Altair – Barcelona, Spain

Ler Devagar – Lisbon, Portugal

Livraria Lello e Irmao – Porto, Portugal

Plural Bookshop – Bratislava, Slovakia

Librería Acqua Alta – Venice, Italy

Assouline Venezia – Venice, Italy

Bookabar Bookshop – Rome, Italy

Atlantis Books – Santorini, Greece

Africa & Middle East

Librairie des Colonnes – Tanger, Morocco

Asia & Pacific

Book Now – Bendigo, Australia

Gertrude & Alice – Sydney, Australia

1200 Bookshop – Guangzhou, China

Kid’s Republic – Beijing, China

Librairie Avant-Garde, Nanjing, China

Books Actually – Singapore

Eslite Dunnan Store – Taipei, Taiwan

Okay, now it’s your turn! Which ones did I miss from your area? What are your favorite bookstores? Have you visited any of these??

Happy Reading!



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