Monday, February 6, 2012

Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

Jumbo Editorial Team

The reading habits have not been declining but the number of bookstores continues to go down with the focus shifting on E-books and Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world.

It has become a global trend now and the bookstores are closing the world over, including those countries where the book culture was booming.

“The bookstores closing left and right, things can sometimes seem a little grim for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world,” a noted columnist observed.

“After all, why would anyone leave the comfort of their couch to buy a book when with just a click of a button, they could have it delivered to their door?” it was questioned.

It has been argued that there still are bookstores so beautiful they’re worth getting out of the house (or the country) to visit whether you need a new hardcover or not.

“We can’t overestimate the importance of bookstores. They’re community centers, places to browse and discover, and monuments to literature all at once,” it’s felt.

One gets a pleasant feeling at going through list of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, from Belgium to Japan to Slovakia. There is a lot to gain by visiting these lovely bookstores which are deemed prettier than Strand or Powell’s.

A visit to these high quality bookstores is still worth the time spent. The technology is taking over but the art and the beauty have their own significance.

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