We stumbled across this gem on Flavorwire and had to share. From Taipei to California, these bookstores range from sleek and modern to ornate and majestic. Any book lover would be ecstatic to find themselves in one of these literary havens. Check out our favorite picks from The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World:
Beijing Poplar Bookstore – Cross the clean, sleek design of a spaceship with the colorful whimsy of Candyland and what do you get? One of the most irresistible children’s bookstores! Like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, this kid-friendly bookstore is filled with rainbow rugs and cozy nooks, perfect for getting swept up by a good story.
Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid – There’s a good reason thousands of tourists flock to this Buenos Aires bookstore every year. This ornate store was a glittering theater in the 1920’s. With high ceilings and majestic decor, old theater boxes have been converted into fancy reading rooms with plenty of space. Book lovers and theater fanatics will both enjoy the ambiance within this literary palace.
To see the stunning photos and find out which other global bookstores made the list, read the full article here. Have a favorite or think another store should have made the top 20? Share it with us in the comments below!