The World’s Top Bookstores I

Hmmm… When I become rich I think I’ll plan a round-the-world trip according to the best Egyptological museums and unique bookstores…

Cafe Book Bean

images (4)There are so many wonderful and unique bookstores all over the world and I want to showcase the most amazing. It was hard to keep this to a reasonable list, so this is Part 1 of 2. Also, I focused on uniqueness, intrigue, and wow factors.


Here are my picks for the Top Bookstores in the World:

burnside-map-2015 - EditedPowell’s City of Books
(Portland, OR)

Powell’s is legendary;
The City of Books (headquarters) takes up an entire city block;
it has 68,000 square feet, nine (color-coded) rooms, three floors, and 3,500 sections. This Flagship location is the world’s largest used book store (carrying new and used, over 1 million books) and said to be the largest independent chain of bookstores on the planet.

They even provide a map for navigating the “city.” It is an amazing store, and one of my favorite places. I am a Portland local and adore this store, but although I am…

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