World's 20 Most Stunning Bookstores

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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

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terrywar on November 24, 2014 at 10:13:09 AM EST

Surprised not to find Powell City of Books (Portland ORE) on this listl. While it may not be visually stunning it is impressive just from its size and overall collection.

Conrado_Ducommun on August 11, 2014 at 10:15:49 AM EDT

I was shocked that the Liverpool Central Library was not in the top 20!! It is simply amazing.

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