February 1, 2012

Wednesday Whim - Not Your Average Neighborhood Bookstore

image via Flavorwire via Open Buildings (Livraria da Vila store inside Cidade Jardim Mall, in São Paulo, Brazil)

Technology has allowed us to gain the convenience of shopping in our own home, but has also made us forget how fun and exciting visiting physical stores can be. Though bookstores have waned in popularity over the years, I'm still in love with going inside a store, picking up some books and flipping through the pages. In fact, I love going to my local bookstore in the City, Green Apple Books on a regular basis.

I don't usually like to just "copy and paste" from another website but this post from Flavorwire just put me in a happy mood and the idea of the post was too good to pass up. I've always dreamed of traveling abroad and visiting numerous places one day but I'm now obsessed with also visiting these gorgeous bookstores one day.

Green Apple Books isn't as gorgeous inside it's quaint shop compared to this list from Flavorwire, but wouldn't you shut down your technology device to step inside one of these stores? Check out Flavorwire for more!

image via Flavorwire via Open Buildings (Livraria da Vila store inside Cidade Jardim Mall, in São Paulo, Brazil) - I adore the stand-out yellow and circular staircase (and the book doors at its store front!).

image via Flavorwire via Popular (Popular Kid's Republic in Beijing, China) - I'm dying over the cubby seats the children are in!

images via Flavorwire via Cush Design Studio (Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht, Holland) - This used to be a church!

image via Flavorwire via Linternaute (The American Book Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands) - Did you notice the tree inside the store?

image via Flavorwire via Tales Of A Brit Abroad  (Ler Devagar in Lisbon, Portugal) - Reminds of the local bookstores I go to but exponentially bigger and with the exception of the fabulous flying bicycle above

image via Flavorwire via Book Chatter (Bart's Books in Ojai, California, US) - A fabulous outdoor bookstore that I can actually go to when I head down to LA


  1. Are you talking about Green Apple in SF? That's my favorite bookstore :)

  2. What cool spaces! I loove those cubby seats!

    See Me Rwar


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