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17 extraordinary bookstores

Lello & Irmao in Porto, 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.

The way to a woman’s heart… or the craft store, the garden store, the pet shop, jewelry shop, florist, her favorite restaurant, a surprise getaway...and NEVER forgetting Valentine's Day, Anniversary, and the Day you met her.

“I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson