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    Librería Lello e Irmao (Livraria Lello & Irmao) Rua das Carmelitas, 144. Oporto Also known as Library Chardron. One of the most iconic buildings of Oporto, built by Mr. Francisco Xavier Esteves and opened in 1906. For some authors the most beautiful bookstore in the world, including in the declaration of Oporto City World Heritage Site.

    ceramic books! for the outside of the new building?

    unique bookstores

    "Bookshop Window," Bloomsbury Street, photo by Garry Knight, taken with HTC Desire mobile.

    take a seat

    Porto bookshop

    The Staircase by Heather Prince ( Hartkamp )

    Structures Building Co. in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

    The Library of Louvain was a source of pride in Belgium before the German invasion. Here it is on a piece of currency, demonstrating the value Belgium placed on the library in association with intellectualism. The ninth right to nations in a state of war prohibits the destruction such a building and declares that the enemy should be able to recognize these buildings by means of visible signs or notification. The presence of the library on Belgium currency clearly marks the significance. CF

    Argentine bookstore

    Lello Library classified as the third best bookshop in the world - Oporto, Portugal

    Colorful stairs in Bangalore, India. Photo by Amit Basu.

    librarian bookplates

    Outeiro House by EZZO. ---I like the use of layers and 2 types of stairs. Plus I just like spiral staircases and minimalist #architecture ideas #architecture masterpiece #modern architecture #cotage #installation architecture| http://wonderfulartitecture924.blogspot.com

    malaysia

    staircase at the Art Gallery of Toronto:

    Porta Soprana: Genoa, Italy