“I read I travel I become” -Derek Walcott
Reading books and traveling – both are a source of inspiration. Travelling can help people fall in love, give hope and guide the way to inner peace. Amidst the adventures while travelling, trudging your sore feet through iconic landmarks, visiting a bookstore is not only relaxing but is possibly one of the best ways to absorb some local flavor. We have a specially curated list of fascinating bookstores in the cities that are already a part of bucket lists of travellers from around the world. These cities might have enough to do and see but for a bookworm, bookstores are a no lesser attraction than the historic sites and themed restaurants and are worth a trip or two.
Librería Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy
In a city that has water literally everywhere, keeping even a few books might sound like a challenging task. Books are always under the threat of being water damaged in Venice. Libreria Acqua Alta not only figured out an interesting solution to the problem but also managed to be one of the coolest bookstores across the globe. The place is packed like sardines with maps, magazines and all sorts of books that are kept in boats, gondolas and even bathtubs.
Since the store opens out to a canal, the owner of the store came up with the idea of keeping books in waterproof basins. This unique display of books prevents the books from getting wet from the rising tides and adds to the store's character. Besides housing the books, the store is also home to a few stray cats as well.