The golden age of bookstores may have passed, but even in this digital era, the world is home to more than a few bookshelf-lined shops that beg to be browsed for hours on end. After all, nothing can replace the feeling of getting lost in a beautiful bookstore. Whether you’re looking to pass the time on a rainy afternoon or see what the locals are reading, these spots demand a visit if you happen to be nearby. From an opulent former theater in Buenos Aires to a secret location in a New York City apartment, here are 20 of the world’s most stunning bookstores.
by Laura Itzkowitz