Bookish Places

7 Places Every Book Nerd Should Visit At Least Once

Brattle Book Shop
Brattle Book Shop
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
Why go: One of the oldest used bookshops in the US where you can browse and buy books while enjoying the outdoors

Fontana dei Libri
Fontana dei Libri
Where: Rome, Italy
Why go: The Fountain of Books or Book Fountain is one of the most beautiful fountains in the city

Hay Castle Bookshop
Hay Castle Bookshop
Where: Hay-on-Wye, UK
Why go: An open-air bookshop in the charming town of Hay-on-Wye known for its high concentration of bookshops

Livraria Lello & Irmão Bookstore
Livraria Lello & Irmão
Where: Porto, Portugal
Why go: One of the oldest bookstores in Portugal and one of the most stunning bookshops in the world

Shakespeare & Company
Shakespeare & Company
Where: Paris, France
Why go: An English-language bookstore and café that is one of the top attractions for book lovers in Paris

The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Where: Washington, D.C., USA
Why go: The world’s largest library with over 162 million collections of books and other literary works

The Old Library in Trinity College
Long Room Trinity College
Where: Dublin, Ireland
Why go: Home to the Long Room — a stunning chamber that boasts a collection of over 200,000 books and manuscripts