Posted by: bluesyemre | June 24, 2015

The 10 best independent #bookshops in the world (The Guardian readers recommend)


From a bohemian Parisian temple of reading to a bookshop with hidden animals: to mark Independent Bookshop Week, here are 10 of the best around the world – compiled with the help of our readers.

  1. Powell’s City of Books, Portland (Oregon, USA)
  2. Acqua Alta, Venice (Italy)
  3. El Ateneo, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  4. City Lights Books, San Francisco (California, USA)
  5. Shakespeare and Company, Paris (France)
  6. Strand, New York City (New York, USA)
  7. Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA)
  8. Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, Bath (UK)
  9. Word on the Water, somewhere on the London canals
  10. Bookshops on four wheels

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