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21 Must-See Bookstores And Libraries In Asia: Critical Linking, July 21, 2019

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“This one-of-a-kind bookstore lets you browse your books in peace. Dim lights illuminate each book, as well as sitting areas for reading. The effect is a magical, twinkling bookstore where you can feel like you’re the only person in a world of infinite books.”

Asia is really out here killing the beautiful bookstore and library game. Adding each and every one of these to my bibliophile bucket list!

“For me, walking into this DIY library and spotting the names of authors that I hadn’t seen since I was younger was a nostalgic experience. Particularly in the current political climate, finding a tiny slice of your heritage on a bookshelf can make you feel seen and heard. It’s like returning to the neighborhood you grew up in after a long time away, or tasting your favorite homemade dish—the one that only your mom can cook properly. They’re the things that make you  . . . you.”

In the past when I’ve thought of Roswell, I’ve thought about aliens. Now I’ll think of this sweet little bookstore and haven to Latin American immigrants. 

“Whether you’re a Ravenclaw or a Slytherin — or somewhere in between — there’s most definitely something that you’ll love in this Target collection. Ahead, shop our favorite picks, and if you catch yourself saying “accio” to everything, trust us when we say that we don’t blame you.”

Me: “I don’t think the world needs this much Harry Potter.”
Also me: “ALOHOMORA, B*TCHES! I’ll take the lot!”

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