World's Coolest Bookstores

Poplar Kid's Republic, Beijing, China

Flavorwire has created a list of the 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world, ranging from a cozy and dimly lit oasis, to an outdoor space, to grand historical architecture. See the full list with all the pictures here.

Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal

Bookworm, Beijing, China

The Bookàbar Bookshop, Rome, Italy

Cook & Book, Brussels, Belgium

Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico

Livraria da Vila, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Selexyz Bookstore, Maastricht, Holland

Barter Books, Alnwick, UK

Plural Bookshop, Bratislava, Slovakia

Shakespeare & Company, Paris, France