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45+ Of The Most Majestic Libraries In The World

The Iowa State Law Library, Iowa, Usa in "50 of the most majestic libraries in the world" post

from Flavorwire

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

Livaria Lello bookstore in Porto, Portugal

from WSJ

Truly Novel Bookstores

"Polare Maastricht, a bookshop housed in a centuries-old Dominican church [in Maastricht, Netherlands] . . . . Dutch design firm Merkx and Girod made dramatic use of the huge space, creating multistory steel shelving." "Truly Novel Bookstores," by Jemima Sissons. Wall Street Journal (July 6 - 7, 2013).

Staircase, Lello Bookstore, Porto, Portugal. Bella librería del raro Art Nouveau portugués; pero mal provista, con solo libros en portugués, y libreros de pésimo humor.

from My Modern Met

Old Church Converted into a Modern Bookstore

Dutch bookstore chain Selexyz inside of a 13th century Dominican church in Maastricht, Holland

from Inhabitat

Paris Looks to Ban SUV's, Old Guzzlers From its Streets

Paris

from Flavorwire

10 Awesome Bookstores Repurposed from Unused Structures

When you stop by the Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a gorgeous converted 1920s movie palace, you can take a break in one of the theater boxes, now as reading rooms. But be quick about it — El Ateneo is one of the most famous (and popular) bookstores in #Argentina. | #books #libreria #library #libri #bookshop #biblioteca #bookshelves #bookstore