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Bookstore  Lello & Irmao in OPorto, Portugal usually makes the various lists of  The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World.  It opened in 1906 and  features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.

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Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal. The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.

Portugal’s “Livraria Lello & Irmão” Is Possibly The Most Beautiful Bookstore In The World

Bookstore Lello! Porto, Portugal.

“Livraria Lello & Irmão” Is Possibly The Most Beautiful Bookstore In The World in Porto Portugal. They claim that JK Rowling used this staircase for inspreation in the Harry potter books

Canto do Livro: Sótão dos sonhos

Library loft at Fonthill Castle, Doylestown, (USA) Not your typical big house library--looks like something out of "Harry Potter"-- Charming, cluttered and cozy with an authentic "collected over time" look!

The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, California... seriously gotta go see this one day!!!

The 20 most interesting and beautiful bookstores of the world

The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, California ~ Hands-down the coolest bookstore in America. Walk through a Labyrinth of secret passageways & hidden rooms.you could get lost in here for hours.

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love…

'Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.' -Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

endlesslibraries: (via Trinity College Library, Dublin,...

Trinity College Library / Dublin, Ireland I've been here! Trinity college receives any and all books published in Ireland/England for free

Book shop in Portugal.  I need to go to Portugal JUST for THIS!!

Beautiful Architectural Book Store: Livraria Lello e Irmão, Oporto, Portugal. Considered: - one of 10 Amazing Staircases Around the Globe by Cool Places - one of the World's Coolest Staircases by Travel + Leisure (March

Portugal - Oporto : Lello Bookstore. Along with Bertrand in Lisbon, it is one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal.

Travel Inspiration for Portugal - Livraria Lello & Irmão, also known as Livraria Chardron or simply Livraria Lello (Lello Bookstore). Along with Bertrand in Lisbon, it is one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal ✉ Rua das Carmelitas ✆ 222 002 037

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DIY Cardboard furniture That doesn't look like it's made from cardboard! We've had some great posts on cardboard furniture you can buy that doesn't LOOK like cardboard, but most DIY options resemble the brown recyclable stuff.

I love to think about the secret life of the book and where it’s been and who’s had it.  Jeanette Winterson

The Pickwick Book Shop, Nyack, NY is one of the most beautifully packed bookstores. Filled with books from floor to ceiling, there is something for everyone.

library  internal courtyard curtain glazing

Interior Design, Large Library With Courtyard Inside The House Dividing With Glass Wall Wooden Floor House Red Seating Reading Nooks: Top Library design Inspiration for Book Collector

Lundia

(Lundia solid wood bookshelves) I would take custom built ceiling to floor bookcases over jewelry any day.

The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles California. It is one of the coolest bookstores in the United States, and is a must visit while on your California vacation.

The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles California. It is one of the coolest bookstores in the United States, and is a must visit while on your California vacation. 53 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90013

16 Bookstores You Have To See Before You Die... I literally gasped when I saw this picture.

16 Bookstores You Have To See Before You Die

El Ateneo bookstore / Buenos Aires Argentina This bookstore, one of the biggest of Argentina (if not whole southamerica), is located inside a theater called Grand Splendid on Santa Fé Ave. This theater was bought by Grupo IHLSA (the owner of El Ateneo).