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.
How can I get one of these staircases in my dream house? Because it is awesome. Lonely Planet classified this bookshop as the third best bookshop in the world, Livraria Lello & Irmão in Porto, Portugal (by Ricardo Bevilaqua).
Bromley House Library in Nottingham, England. A particularly fine spiral staircase and gallery is a feature of the largest room. The Library contains about books: local history, topographical works, and a wide selection of and early century novels.
Lincoln Book Tower -- Soon to be on display at the newly-constructed Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership in Washington, DC, this pillar of literature includes over unique titles about the United State’s president, Abraham Lincoln.