Saturday 7 December 2019

VIDEO: Take a walk through the world's coolest bookstores

Livraria Lello in Porto. Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images
Livraria Lello in Porto. Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

Forget Kindles and e-books. Sometimes only ink and paper will do.

That goes double when you've got bookstores as browse-worthy as these... the perfect venues to celebrate World Book Day (March 2). 

Our video highlights four of the world's coolest bookstores.

There is Daunt Books in London, brimming with Edwardian galleries and skylights, and EL Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires - set in a 100-year-old theatre.

Check out the gorgeously Gothic Livraria Lello in Porto - said to have been one of JK Rowling's inspirations for the library in her Harry Potter books.

Meanwhile, in Downtown LA, The Last Bookstore contains over 100,000 books stashed away amidst labyrinthes, tunnels and vaults.

'What are you waiting for?' as its website says. 'We won't be here forever.'

See worldbookday.com for more.

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