Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

Bookstore Tourism : Paris

When I’m in Paris, I sometimes find myself paralyzed by the bookstore choices. On my last visit, I counted twelve bookshops on a ten minute bus ride. And while I usually spend a day or two just browsing the fantastic … Continue reading

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Why Real Books Are Great

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Infinite Books

The Zhonghuge Bookstore in Yangzhou, China has been transformed by XL-Muse Architects into an inception-like space for bibliophiles. The illusion of infinite bookshelves is achieved with mirrors, lighting, and arched ceilings meant to reference local waterways.

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Random Vintage Book Vending

You may remember a post a few years back about the Toronto secondhand bookshop’s Biblio-Mat book vending machine. Well, The Monkey’s Paw is back in the news with an update to the book-o-mat. Bookstore owner Stephen Fowler is now loading the machine with random … Continue reading

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Happy Bookstore Birthday

This week New York City’s beloved Strand Bookstore celebrated its 90th anniversary. Although book shops seem to be going out of business daily in NYC, the Strand—and its 90 year-old owner Fred Bass—are still going strong.

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Be Here Now

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Bookstore Tourism London

Lined with mellow oak paneling, bathed in natural light from  tall glass roof, Daunt books in Marylebone London is an elegant and calm oasis for visiting bibliophiles. The sedate, Edwardian building provides a pitch-perfect setting for one of the city’s … Continue reading

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Word On The Street

Founded in June 2011, Street Books is a bicycle-powered mobile library serving people without homes in Portland, Oregon. Take a look:

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Stump The Bookseller

Have you ever struggled to recall the title of a beloved book from your childhood ? Are friends, family, and even librarians stumped by your vague, random descriptions of plot and characters ? Well, Loganberry Books, a children’s books specialty … Continue reading

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Traveling Bookshop

Although there is a long history of traveling regional bookmobiles, La Librairie Itinérante is a unique mobile bookstore and home. Stocked with 3,000 titles, this tiny house serves as both the owner’s home and business. The peripatetic bookshop visits small towns and … Continue reading

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