Magical Bookshops

Bookshops that take us on enchanted trips.

Magical bookshops that transport us to faraway places. Books can take us on enchanting trips, and these beautiful bookstores inspire wanderlust beyond our wildest dreams. We would happily plan a trip just to visit any and everyone of these magical bookshops.

1. Bart's Books


The world’s largest outdoor bookshop set in pretty Ojai Valley.

Ojai Store 302 W Matillija Street, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

2. Honesty Bookshop


A 24-hour second-hand open-air bookshop tucked into historic Hay Castle walls.

Hay-on-Wye Store Hay Castle, Oxford Road, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DG, UK

3. Rodgers Book Barn


A book barn with more than 20,000 second hand titles in upstate New York.

Hillsdale Store 467 Rodman Road, Hillsdale, NY 12529, USA

4. The Strand


Central Park Kiosk 60th Street & 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA

5. Bouquinistes


Historic bookseller's stalls along the banks of the River Seine.

Paris Stalls Quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris , FR

6. Atlantis Books


A bookshop with one of the most beautiful sea views in the world.

Santorini Store Nomikos Street, Oía, Santorini, GR

7. Libreria Acqua Alta


A unique bookshop on a Venetian canal that houses its inventory in boats and bathtubs.

Venice Store Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 5176b, 30122 Venice, IT

8. Word on the Water


A 100 year old Dutch barge is home a unique bookshop, also known as The London Bookbarge.

London Store Regent's Canal Towpath, London, N1C 4PQ, UK

9. Boekhandel Dominicanen


A former 13th century Dominican church repurposed as a bookshop.

Maastricht Store Dominicanerkerkstraat 1, 6211 CZ Maastricht, NL

10. El Ateneo Grand Splendid


A former 1919 opulent theatre, complete with ceiling frescoes, converted into a bookshop.

Buenos Aires Store Av. Santa Fe 1860, Buenos Aires, AR

11. Cărtureşti Carusel


A stunning six-storey bookshop in a renovated former bank headquarters building.

Bucharest Store Strada Lipscani 55, 030167 Bucharest, RO

12. Livraria Ler Devagar


A bookshop in a former printing factory is home to one of the world's tallest bookcase.

Lisbon Store Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300-501 Lisbon, PT

13. Albertine


A French and English language bookstore in a landmark gilded-age mansion.

New York Store 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075, USA

14. Libreria


East London bookstore with a mirrored ceiling and intriguing presentation of titles.

London Store 65 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JP, UK

15. Little Bookshop


Bookshop founded on the principles of diversity, acceptance, and multiculturalism.

Squamish Store 38041 2 Avenue, Squamish BC V8B 0C3, CA

16. La Bancarella dei Libri


A vintage bookseller's cart stock with secondhand books in the heart of Florence.

Florence Store Via de' Martelli, 41, 50129 Florence, IT

17. Sweny's


A former pharmacy turned bookshop dedicated to James Joyce's Ulysses.

Dublin Store 1 Lincoln Place, Dublin, D02 VP65, IE