Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal. The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.
Nothing says Old World magnificence like the hand-painted cathedral ceiling and two-tier chandelier. There's a feeling of Italian renaissance and splendor. spectacular is the fireplace imported from Cyprus.