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Stunning bookstores around the world

Cheapism Logo By Jeff Rindskopf of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 28: If a book is "a dream that you hold in your hands," a bookstore is like a palace of possible worlds you could fall into. Though not typically as ornate as churches or state buildings, many bookstores have décor and architecture shoppers will want to get lost in (just as they do in their literary selection). Below we list some of the most remarkable and memorable bookstores from around the world, with a few words about what makes each special — beyond, of course, the books.Related: 20 of the Coolest Bookstores in America

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If a book is "a dream that you hold in your hands," a bookstore is like a palace of possible worlds you could fall into. Though not typically as ornate as churches or state buildings, many bookstores have décor and architecture shoppers will want to get lost in (just as they do in their literary selection). Below we list some of the most remarkable and memorable bookstores from around the world, with a few words about what makes each special — beyond, of course, the books.

Related: 20 of the Coolest Bookstores in America

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