10 Awe-Inspiring Bookstores & Libraries Around the World

For travelers and locals alike, bookstores and libraries provide endless entertainment, space to wander, and a bit of cover when the weather turns bad.

September 6 marks National Read a Book Day, and to inspire your literary adventures, we’ve collected 10 of the world’s most stunning bookstores and libraries featured on Trover. From quirky garden shops to historic and grand collections, you just might discover your new favorite place to crack open a good book.

1. Livraria Lello & Irmão in Porto, Portugal

Photo by Martin Rimsky

2. Daunt Books in London, England

3. Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon

Photo by Drew Nelson

4. El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina

5. Libreria Acqua Alta di Frizzo Luigi in Venice, Italy

Photo by Esther Bichachi

6. Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland

Photo by Mary Hill

7. Seattle Central Library in Seattle, Washington

Photo by Yi Hu

8. The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, California

9. The New York Public Library in NYC

Photo by Benny Goh

10. Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Photo by Leo Li

Ready to embark on your own novel-worthy adventure? You can find plenty of stunning inspiration on Trover. Discover the Best of Everywhere, and share your own discoveries with us on desktopiOS, or Android today!