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

2. Librairie des Colonnes in Morocco | Facebook

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

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

5. Book World in Ethiopia | Facebook

6. Clarke’s Bookshop in South Africa | Instagram

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

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

ASIA

9. Kyobo Bookstore in South Korea | Facebook

10. BOA Bookstore in Viet Nam | Facebook

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

12. Ensar Kitap in Turkey | Twitter | Facebook

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

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

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

16. Atta Galatta in India | Twitter | Facebook

17. What the Book? in South Korea | Facebook

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

21. McLeod’s Booksellers in New Zealand | Facebook

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

25. Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy | Facebook

26. The Bookshop in Scotland | Twitter | Facebook

27. Boekhandel van Rossum Bookstore in The Netherlands | Facebook

28. Globe Bookstore and Cafe in Czech Republic | Facebook

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

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

NORTH AMERICA

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

34. Cuba Libro in Havana, Cuba | Facebook

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

36. Wendel’s Bookstore in Canada | Facebook

37. Still Life Books in Hawaii, USA | Facebook

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

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

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

47. San Librario Libros in Colombia | Twitter | Facebook

48. The Spitting Llama Bookstore in Bolivia | Facebook

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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