Bookstore Tourism

Bookstore tourism is about travelling to visit bookstores—whether you do so on an organised tour or just on your own. Do you go on road trips to visit bookstores? Do you collect lists of the most beautiful bookstores? Do you collect booktowns?

We would like to know about bookstores that are worth travelling some distance to visit, whether because they are beautiful, or unusually well-stocked, or quirky, or historically interesting, or for any other reason... Tell us about them.

When I visit a shop I try to buy at least 1 book by an author from the country. I'm an English monoglot so this could pose a problem, but so far I've got by with English translations even in Portugal and Romania. Mind you, in Munich once I bought a German-language copy of Kaiserschmarrndrama by Rita Falk, solely because I like the title--Kaiserschmarrn is one of the world's great desserts.

Booktowns welcome too.

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Strasbourg for Book Lovers1 lukematon / 1lilithcat, kesäkuu 10
Welcome new members16 lukematonta / 16haydninvienna, huhtikuu 22
Having moved to a new city ...3 lukematonta / 3haydninvienna, huhtikuu 15
Under new management15 lukematonta / 15hfglen, tammikuu 3
Planning a Bookstore Road Trip?4 lukematonta / 4cindydavid4, tammikuu 2
Beautiful libraries16 lukematonta / 16lilithcat, joulukuu 2023
Book vending machine at railway station1 lukematon / 1John5918, maaliskuu 2023
Travel plans56 lukematonta / 56hfglen, joulukuu 2022
From one bookstore to another . . .7 lukematonta / 7Crypto-Willobie, maaliskuu 2022
Bookstores & Libraries where you can spend the night11 lukematonta / 11tallpaul, syyskuu 2021
Libraries worth a visit9 lukematonta / 9anglemark, heinäkuu 2021
Beautiful (or otherwise extraordinary) book shops15 lukematonta / 15haydninvienna, kesäkuu 2020
Bookstore Tourism in the time of COVID-194 lukematonta / 4tallpaul, huhtikuu 2020
Fictional, but would be a great visit4 lukematonta / 4haydninvienna, helmikuu 2020
Stray pictures9 lukematonta / 9hfglen, syyskuu 2019
The King is dead--long live the King3 lukematonta / 3haydninvienna, syyskuu 2019
Bookstore tourism13 lukematonta / 13haydninvienna, toukokuu 2019
Run your own bookstore in Scotland!1 lukematon / 1Crypto-Willobie, kesäkuu 2018
Name that short story2 lukematonta / 2Taphophile13, kesäkuu 2018
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