Bookstores are amazing places, not just because they’re filled with books that take us to another dimension, but also because they can be a real getaway from reality with their beautiful design. But some bookstore owners take pride in owning the most unusual, quirky shops with eye-catching interior and great selection of books. Here is a short list of the world’s coolest bookstores that you’ll want to live in!
‘The Eye’ is the nickname of Tianjin Binhai, China’s impressive futuristic library that is home to over 1,2 million titles! Since its opening in 2017, the gigantic facility with stark white terraced shelves has attracted more than 1.8 million visitors.
Boekhandel Dominicanen in Maastricht, Netherlands, is actually a 700-year-old church transformed into a bookstore. With its huge glass windows, spacious interiors and beautiful gothic ceiling, it is a real eye candy that promotes both reading and history.
Libreria Acqua Alta
And finally we have Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy – probably the most unusual bookstore on this list simply because books there are kept in bathtubs! The store gets regularly flooded each winter, so the owner piles the books into bin, bathtubs, and even gondolas in order to protect the precious merchandise.