Elsie's Edit | Bookshops Around the World
It's no secret that the EG team loves books. And perhaps even more so, we love bookshops. My favorite thing to do on a rainy Saturday afternoon is to get a latte and meander the aisles of a local bookstore and pick out anything that strikes my fancy.
When traveling, I love to do the same thing. I think bookshops in foreign cities are often overlooked as windows into the city's culture. It's a great way to meet locals and spend a quiet day slowing down the pace of your travels.
I've compiled a list of some of my favorite bookstores around the world for you to keep in your back pocket as you plan your next trip. Slow down, breathe in that new-book smell, and enjoy.
bookshop bucket list
Los Angeles, CA | The Ripped Bodice
Los Angeles, CA | The Last Bookstore
Brooklyn, NY | Books Are Magic
New York, NY | The Strand
New York, NY | Book Club Bar
Paris, France | Ofr.
Paris, France | Shakespeare & Co.
Porto, Portugal | Livraria Lello
Copenhagen, Denmark | Paludan Bog & Café
Martha's Vineyard, MA | Edgartown Books
Oía, Santorini, Greece | Atlantis Books
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK | Lighthouse Bookshop
London, England, UK | Word on the Water [The London Bookbarge]
Portland, Oregon | Powell's City of Books
| image courtesy of house and garden uk |
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