Book market, Douai, France

By the Book: When a digital device just won't do

Collected by: Derk Richardson
AFAR Editor

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Bookstores and libraries offer the traveler places to retreat into the world of the mind and to get deeper glimpses of the local literary and popular culture.

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Book market, Douai, France

Great French books!

Book market
81 Place Charles de Gaulle, Douai, Fr...
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Prague 9, Prague, Czech Republic

Typer @ Shakespeare & Sons, Prague

Prague 9
Prague, Czech Republic
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The Monkey's Paw, Toronto, Canada

The Most Unusual Bookstore in Toronto

The Monkey's Paw
1229 Dundas St W, Toronto, Canada
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Anglo American Book Co., Rome, Italy

Jonesing for some English Reading in Rome?

Anglo American Book Co.
102 Via della Vite, Rome, Italy
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Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Washington

For Bibliophiles in Seattle

Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, Washington
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El Ateneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Play is the Thing

El Ateneo
Avenida Callao, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Little Free Library -- Montclair, Montclair, New Jersey

Neighborhood Library Promotes Literary Sharing

Little Free Library --...
26-68 Essex Ave, Montclair, New Jersey
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City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, San Francisco, California

City Lights Bookstore | The Poetry Room

City Lights Bookseller...
261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, C...
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Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria

Austrian National Library Österreichische Natio...

Österreichische Nation...
1 Josefsplatz, Vienna, Austria
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Powell's City of Books, Portland, Oregon

Powell’s City of Books, Portland, Oregon

Powell's City of Books
1005 West Burnside Street, Portland, ...
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Southbank Centre, London, United Kingdom

Books Under the Bridge

Southbank Centre
Waterloo Bridge, London, United Kingdom
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Livraria Lello - Prólogo Livreiros, S.A., Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello bookstore, Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello - Prólo...
144 Rua das Carmelitas, Porto, Portugal
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18 Parnell Square N, Dublin, Ireland

Literary Greats from Dublin

18 Parnell Square N
18 Parnell Square N, Dublin, Ireland
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Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse, San Diego, California

Best-Kept Secret in Seaport Village

Upstart Crow Bookstore...
835C W Harbor Dr, San Diego, California
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Sterngasse 2, Vienna, Austria

Shakespeare Bookstores - they're everywhere!

Sterngasse 2
2 Sterngasse, Vienna, Austria
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Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France

The Bard's Bookstore

Shakespeare and Company
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris, France
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Salzstraße 31, Freiburg, Germany

The best bookstore in Freiburg

Salzstraße 31
31 Salzstraße, Freiburg, Germany
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New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York, New York

Read in a Temple to Knowledge

New York Public Librar...
455 5th Avenue, New York, New York
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Bibliotheca Culinaria, Berlin, Germany

Find for Foodies

Bibliotheca Culinaria
16 Zehdenicker Straße, Berlin, Germany
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Heirloom Book Company, Charleston, South Carolina

Heirloom Book Company, Charleston, South Carolina

Heirloom Book Company
123 King St., Charleston, South Carolina
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Papercup Bookstore, Msaytbeh, Lebanon

Papercup Bookstore, Beirut, Lebanon

Papercup Bookstore
Agopian building, Pharaon street, Mar...
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General Store, San Francisco, California

General Store, San Francisco

General Store
4035 Judah St., San Francisco, CA, Sa...
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The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago, Illinois

The Organic Bookstore - VI

The Seminary Co-op Boo...
5757 South University Avenue, Chicago...
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Florence National Central Library, Florence, Italy

Library Lovin'

Florence National Cent...
1 Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, Florence, ...
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Java Bookshop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Java Bookshop, East Amsterdam, Netherlands

Java Bookshop
Javastraat 145, 1094 HE Amsterdam, Am...
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Oxfam Bookshop, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Oxfam Bookshop, Edinburgh, Scotland

Oxfam Bookshop
204/206 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, ...
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Powell's City of Books, Portland, Oregon

A Church for Bibliophiles

Powell's City of Books
1005 West Burnside Street, Portland, ...
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