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30 July 2014
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(by Elif.Güney)

(by Elif.Güney)

29 July 2014
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bookpatrol:

A beautiful bookshop in Brazil

The people of Brazil have something else to cheer about in addition the recent World Cup festivities. Check out the Livraria Cultura bookshop in São Paulo designed by Studio MK-27.

The goal was to create a bookshop that doubled as a meeting place and as these images attest they seem to have done a fine job. The open well-light floor plan allows for a comfortable shopping experience as well as encouraging customers to hang around and enjoy the space.

All photos by Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

More images and background at ArchDaily: Cultura Bookstore / Studio MK27

23 July 2014
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22 July 2014
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Murakami section in Blackwell’s book shop, Oxford.

21 July 2014
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booksandtea:

A cool book store of comics by remizova on Flickr.

booksandtea:

A cool book store of comics by remizova on Flickr.

16 May 2014
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Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, Paris on Flickr.

16 May 2014
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londonbooks:

Muswell Hill Bookshop, N10. Deceptively cavernous. This is a delightfully robust voluminous casket of new titles has been in business for 129 years so far and counting. Careful! You will lose most of your day if you go inside! http://www.muswellhillbookshop.com/

11 May 2014
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by katetherose

01 May 2014
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by Beautiful Afternoon 

by Beautiful Afternoon 

26 April 2014
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by Marta Favro

by Marta Favro

23 April 2014
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Faulker House Books by Danielle Bauer on Flickr

Faulker House Books by Danielle Bauer on Flickr

22 April 2014
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by tom.belte

by tom.belte

21 April 2014
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by @ quel paese

by @ quel paese

12 April 2014
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A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore

For many, reading a good book can be a religious experience, but this new bookstore in Zwolle, The Netherlands takes that idea to a whole new level. Architects BK. Architecten were tasked with converting this 15th century Dominican church into a modern bookstore with the addition of 700 square meters of shopping space. But there was one major catch: all the historical elements of the 547-year-old building including stained glass windows, pipe organ, ceiling paintings and expansive arches had to remain intact.

Incredibly, BK. Architecten managed to add three levels of retail space to the side wings of the church in a manner that the entire structure can one day be removed in order to restore the church to its original design. In addition only three colors of building materials were used to mimic the existing palette of the cathedral’s interior to further ensure that the bookstore would pay reverence to the original space.

Waanders in de Broeren opened earlier this summer and you can see many more views on the architect’swebsite. Photos by Joop van Putten and Hans Westerink. If you liked this you might also enjoy reading about a Walmart being converted into the largest single-story library in the United States. (via Arch Daily)