Flavorwire has compiled some of the most beautiful bookstores that have been put into some of the most unique and inconceivable places (a manure tank in Wisconsin?). I can’t stop drooling.
I would so totally go in costume to buy books at the castle, for no other reason than it’s a damn castle. It just begs for leggings and tunics and such.
There should be more places like this - people everywhere should allow themselves to be lost in a good book.
El Ateneo in Buenos Aires – A bookstore to end all bookstores
In Buenos Aires, in the former Grand Theatre opened a unique, one of a kind Bookstore. This theatre was opened in may 1919, then served as a cinema in the second half of the 1920 ‘s. In 2000 studio Grupo Ilhsa transformed the space into a bookstore named El Ateneo Grand Splendid, which is now the flagship, and takes more than a million visitors a year. (via Freeyork)