Monday, 23 April 2012

Día do libro: Librarías en perigo

Vai tardar o libro un pouco máis. É a terceira delegación que pecha dende principios de ano”  “ O máis triste é que nos aburrimos, sen facer nada todo o día. Caen as vendas, xa case non entra ninguén”. Esta é parte da conversa de onte cun dos nosos libreiros favoritos. Aos demais xa nin preguntamos, non fai falta. Libreiros, librarías, lugares de encontro, de descubrimento, de facer comunidade e entablar conversas, de culto á literatura. Quedarán obsoletos e terán que pechar agora que Amazon nos sirve os nosos pedidos sen mái esforzo do consabido click do rato?
É un día do libro un pouco triste por moitas razóns.
E son tan fermosas as librarías, poñámolas en valor, especialmente as nosas, as da nosa cidade, que faríamos nós sen elas?…
Invitámosvos a este paseo tan apetecible coas correspondentes ligazóns para que entredes de visita.
church A gorgeous converted Dominican churchgives the power of reading its due diligence. Selexyz Bookstore, Maastricht, Holland
Somehow, this bookstore manages to be both whimsical and slightly macabre all at once.
Cook & Book, Brussels, Belgium
corsocors The bookstore section of the larger complex dedicated to art and design certainly lives up to its mission. Corso Como Bookshop, Milan, Italy
el-ateneo_jpg This majestic converted 1920s movie palace uses theatre boxes for reading rooms and draws thousands of tourists every year. Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina [images via and via]
166245.CA.0609.lastbookstore.JLC.01.JPGThe huge space, high ceilings and stately pillars make for a lovely reading experience. The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA
This divine neo-gothic bookstore, opened in 1906, contains what we consider to be the ultimate definition of a stairway to heaven.
Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal
For those who like their green spaces (and coffee shops) to invade their bookstores.
Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico [photos via]
We love the stairs as reading and display area, the wall-to-wall bookshelves, and the simple, clean design.
Plural Bookshop, Bratislava, Slovakia
This store has a flying bike and books to the ceiling. Need we say more? 
Ler Devagar, Lisbon, Portugal
rainbow21rainbowHow could any kid (or adult, for that matter) resist those delicious reading nooks? Poplar Kid’s Republic, Beijing, China
shakesFor those browsers not as impressed by architecture as they are by the beauty of books upon books upon books in narrow hallways — not to mention a place to nap. Shakespeare & Company, Paris, France [photo via]
something Almost utilitarian but filled with simple old-world grace, this store is a little like what we might imagine our ideal ship’s main cabin to look like. VVG Something, Taipei, Taiwan
tsite2tsiteThis slick, super-modern store benefits from clean design and charming flourishes of light and mirrors. Daikanyama T-Site, Tokyo, Japan
This is a bookstore that seems to be made almost entirely out of books — down to its dramatic front doors.
Livraria da Vila, Sao Paulo, Brazil [photos via]
Modern design at its finest in a store full of art books. The Bookàbar Bookshop, Rome, Italy
There’s magic in the air at this English-language bookstore in Beijing. Bookworm, Beijing, China
The biggest outdoor bookstore in the world, this photo doesn’t really do the place justice — it’s all about the view. Bart’s Books, Ojai, California [photo via]
We’re suckers for rounded ceilings and decorative lighting. Barter Books, Alnwick, UK [photos via]
This beautifully designed space has surprising shapes, cleverly constructed nooks and crannies and even a tree or two. The American Book Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands [photo via]


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