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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. 

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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.

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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

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Looking for more books to add to your stack?

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Andie Furber