50 Must-Visit Beautiful Bookstores On Six Continents

If you’re the kind of person who seeks out a local bookstore every time you land in a new city, this list is for you. I’ve included bookstores on six of the seven continents. (Are there any bookstores in Antarctica??)

And if you’re more of the armchair traveler-type… this list is also for you. Each of these 50 bookstores has at least one place you can follow them online (Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram) and most of them also have a website where you can buy books when you’re in that country.

So whether you’re planning your next holiday or just daydreaming, here are 50 beautiful bookstore to visit around the world.

AFRICA

1. The Jazzhole in Nigeria | Twitter | Instagram

Jazzholelagos this evening..

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2. Librairie des Colonnes in Morocco | Facebook

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3. The Book Lounge in South Africa | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

It's Christmas eve and we are open from 9-4 today. Pop in for a browse.

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4. Diwan Bookstore in Egypt | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

5. Book World in Ethiopia | Facebook

Posted by BookWorld on Thursday, January 5, 2017

6. Clarke’s Bookshop in South Africa | Instagram

Clarke's Bookshop at the @fnbjoburgartfair

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7. Chez Alpha Books in Senegal | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

8. Exclusive Books in South Africa | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Being a Roald Dahl fan has no age limit ☺

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ASIA

9. Kyobo Bookstore in South Korea | Facebook

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10. BOA Bookstore in Viet Nam | Facebook

BOA Books & Cafe* Nơi ta học nhóm và làm việc nhóm lý tưởng trong không gian tràn ngập sách và những giai điệu êm dịu. …

Posted by BOA Bookstore on Friday, March 10, 2017

11. Fully Booked in the Philippines | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

12. Ensar Kitap in Turkey | Twitter | Facebook

ÇEKİLİŞİMİZ VAR!Bu paylaşımı 26 Aralık salı günü 16.00'a kadar paylaşarak Ensar Yayın Grubu (Ensar Kitap) hesabını beğ…

Posted by Ensar Kitap on Friday, December 22, 2017

13. Kidazawa Bookstore in Japan | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

14. Kitab Khana Bookstore in India | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Thank you Publishing Next Industry Awards 2017 for nominating Kitab Khana in the Bookshop of the Year category!#kitabkhanamumbai #bookstore

Posted by Kitab Khana on Thursday, December 21, 2017

15. Magrundy’s in the UAE | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

16. Atta Galatta in India | Twitter | Facebook

Posted by Atta Galatta on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

17. What the Book? in South Korea | Facebook

Posted by What the Book? on Sunday, July 16, 2017

18. Books Actually in Singapore | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

AUSTRALIA

19. Angus & Robertson Bookworld in Australia | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

20. Fullers Bookshop in Australia | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Rosie Martin has bewitched her audience this morning.If you want your children to be similarly mesmerized you can bring them along next Saturday morning at 10am.

Posted by Fullers Bookshop on Friday, September 1, 2017

21. McLeod’s Booksellers in New Zealand | Facebook

These bookworms know where it’s at! Come and relax in the shop today, peruse our exciting new books and take one home to…

Posted by McLeods Booksellers on Friday, January 5, 2018

22. Gertrude and Alice Bookshop in Australia | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

EUROPE

23. Atlantis Books in Greece | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

24. Livraria Lello in Portugal | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

O nosso segundo andar. #lello #livraria #bookstore #Porto #Portugal

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25. Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy | Facebook

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26. The Bookshop in Scotland | Twitter | Facebook

After three days of incessant rain, the sun has finally decided to come out.

Posted by The Bookshop on Monday, September 25, 2017

27. Boekhandel van Rossum Bookstore in The Netherlands | Facebook

Posted by Boekhandel Van Rossum on Monday, September 28, 2015

28. Globe Bookstore and Cafe in Czech Republic | Facebook

Posted by Globe Bookstore and Cafe on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

29. Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

30. Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in England | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

31. Academic Bookshop in Finland | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Täällä me nyt olemme! Jyväskylässä nimittäin. 😊📚 Tervetuloa!

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32. Biblio Globus Bookstore in Russia | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

А мы продолжаем свою рубрику «Экскурсия по Главному Книжному»! Сегодня мы познакомим вас с 8 залом. Именно здесь вы найдете нашего дядюшку «Библио-Глобуса» в окружении книг с автографами авторов! Здесь же вы отыщите путеводители, туристические карты, книги по спорту, досугу, домашнему быту, кулинарии и рукоделию! Поиски книг по огородству, садоводству, красоте и домашним животным стоит тоже начинать здесь. А уж если вы что-то не нашли, не стесняйтесь обратиться на стойку информации, которая находится неподалеку. А в самом центре тут расположена выкладка, где вы всегда сможете ознакомиться с новинками зала. Заходите, мы всегда рады видеть вас! #библиоглобус #книжный #москва #ГлавныйКнижный #книги #история #экскурсия #экскурсия_по_Главному_Книжному #досуг #путешествия #спорт #красота #автографы #туризм #карты #домоводство #быт #кулинария #рукоделие

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NORTH AMERICA

33. Bart’s Books of Ojai in the United States | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Sunday style! . #ojai #bartsbooks #bookstore #sunday

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34. Cuba Libro in Havana, Cuba | Facebook

Posted by Cuba Libro on Friday, May 12, 2017

35. Elliot Bay Book Company in the United States | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

36. Wendel’s Bookstore in Canada | Facebook

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37. Still Life Books in Hawaii, USA | Facebook

Posted by Still Life Books & Vinyl on Monday, August 15, 2016

38. Libreria el Pendulo in Mexico | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

"Leemos para saber que no estamos solos". William Nicholson. #ElPéndulo #lectura

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39. The Lit Bar in the Bronx, USA | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

40. Magers and Quinn in the United States | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

41. Libros AC in Puerto Rico | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

42. A Cappella Books in the United States | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

SOUTH AMERICA

43. El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Argentina | Instagram

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44. Livraria Leonardo da Vinci in Brazil | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

45. Libreria Wilborada 1047 in Colombia | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

46. Livraria Cultura in Brazil | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

“Eu sou parte de tudo que já li.” Theodore Roosevelt 📚

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47. San Librario Libros in Colombia | Twitter | Facebook

Posted by San Librario Libros on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

48. The Spitting Llama Bookstore in Bolivia | Facebook

Pasa por nuestra librería Come to the library….

Posted by The Spitting Llama Bookstore & Outfitter on Thursday, June 2, 2016

49. Feria Chilena del Libro in Chile | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

50. Livraria da Vila in Brazil | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

This is, of course, only a smattering of the many beautiful bookstores around the world; so please do feel free to add some of your favorites in the comments.

Happy browsing!

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