Beautiful Architectural Book Store: Livraria Lello e Irmão, Oporto, Portugal. Considered: - one of 10 Amazing Staircases Around the Globe by Cool Places - one of the World's Coolest Staircases by Travel + Leisure (March
Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal. The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.
"Biblioteca Joanina", Coimbra, in Portugal. How exalted was the habit of reading in those far off days that books were edged with gilt and stored in libraries of breathtaking design! The Sandalwood Room
This divine neo-gothic bookstore, opened in contains what we consider to be the ultimate definition of a stairway to heaven. Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal From The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World.