Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal usually makes the various lists of The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up t
El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina: An old movie theater converted into an amazing bookstore. You guys, it's a BOOKSTORE in a THEATER. And apparently you can have coffee on the stage and read up in the balconies.
El Ateneo bookstore / Buenos Aires Argentina This bookstore, one of the biggest of Argentina (if not whole southamerica), is located inside a theater called Grand Splendid on Santa Fé Ave. This theater was bought by Grupo IHLSA (the owner of El Ateneo).