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THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOKSTORES

THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOKSTORES – Best Design Books takes you on a tour through the world’s most beautiful bookstores. Places full of history that inspire and fill our dreams with other lives and times. To complete the inspiration, we have also made a selection of 10 luxury and design books recently released. Let’s dream together. Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid – Buenos Aires, Argentina In Buenos Aires resides a spectacular building born in the 1920s which receives over one million visitors every year, while still maintaining the glamour of its first days as a movie theater. El Ateneo Grand Splendid is a breathtaking renovated movie theater now home to thousands of books. Sit down in one of the theatre boxes and discover your favorite books before purchasing them, enjoy a café on the back of the stage, and admire the auditorium lighting, the ornate ceiling, and the many architectural details that remain. Polare – Maastricht, Holland Renovated by the Amsterdam based architecture firm Merkx+Girod this 700 year old Catholic Church was once a warehouse, then an archive, and at one point even served as a bicycle shed. An unexpected combination of influences and moods transform this bookstore into a singular…

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Best Book Stores

Walking Through Milan Bookshops

Walking Through Milan Bookshops  – While we’ve covered international events before, my friend Eleanora is our first ever international Guest contributor! Hooray! Eleanora lives in Italy and she recently has created Spazi di Lusso a blog through Italian design world. This month she will be reporting back from her month at Milan Design Week 2013. It is going to be a brilliant month – trust me, you will love every single day! We want to begin suggesting you the most amazing book shops in Italy, have a look: 10 CORSO COMO Adjacent to Galleria Carla Sozzani, the bookshop opened in 1991. New and classic publications on art, architecture, literature, design, graphics and fashion, with a strong emphasis on photography and a selection of music from all over the world can be found here. Browsing is encouraged. Via Rosales, 5 DESIGN LIBRARY is a bookshop entirely dedicated to Italian design. Located in the Tortona area and designed by James Irvine. It is a design buff’s dream: a white room lined with back issues of design bibles ”Domus”, ”Abitare” and ”Ottogono”; Phaidon design monographs; company catalogues and more. There is a cafe inside. Via Savona 11 L’ARCHIVOLTO  The shop specializes in books on architecture, town planning, landscaping, design,…

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