Sooo... my fiance... he doesn't walk into bookstores with me. You, see, I do this thing where when I walk in, I have to take a giant breath in... because the "bookstore smell" is one of the best ever. I don't know, I guess this embarrasses him? Like, get over it.
Anyway, if I ever get the opportunity to travel the world I want to eat in delicious restaurants and visit these bookstores. After all, I am very sheltered when it comes to bookshops. My town has two Books-A-Million and one used shop. That's it. The used store is great for romances but the rest of the stock is pretty limited. We used to have a Barnes and Noble and I'm not lying when I said I cried in the middle of an aisle when I found out they were closing.
It's a dream to get to visit and buy from these wonderful looking places.
Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy
Books in gondolas and cat-saving owner. Need I say more?
El Ateneo, Buenes Aires, Argentina
You can sit in theater boxes to read your books! Isn't it pretty?
Books Actually in Tiong Bahru, Singapore
I mean, really? Look! Look at it! And omg, that cat! Yes, please!
Word on the Water, London
The bookstore I'd love to visit the most! But France is, in general, the top country I dream of visiting. It just looks so cozy!