Tuesday 2nd June

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About

The World's Most Inspiring Bookstores

Posted at 7:38AM Monday 16 May 2011

W. Somerset Maugham called books "a refuge from almost all the miseries of life" — and as fun as travel can be, being far from home can also be exhausting, hectic and fraught with flashes of sweet misery. For literate travelers, a good bookstore is a sanctuary.

Photo feature in

Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more

Search the news archive:

More Feature Items

Books About Women Rarely Win Top Prizes

"Women seem to have literary cooties"

Celebrating Crime In Bristol Fashion

What's now the annual British crime-fiction convention known as CrimeFest started out as a one-off installment of Left Coast Crime back in 2006

Ten Lessons From A Publishing Start-up

Whitefox founder John Bond shares his experience of starting out afresh in publishing

Dear Librarian: New York Public Library's Quirkiest Inquiries

The many roles the librarian was expected to play in the days before the internet

How Nollywood Can Inspire The Revival Of African Publishing

Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina is on a mission: To transform African publishing

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. David Lodge says authors 'hit their peak in their 40s'
  2. New Sponsor Sought For €100,000 Impac Literary Award
  3. In the UK, Penguin Random House v. Amazon is New Normal
  4. The Top Selling (US) e-Books of 2014
  5. The New Platform Luring Readers Into Short Fiction
  6. British Broadband Providers Shut Down Access To Ebook Piracy Sites
  7. Wattpad Has More Than 40m Monthly Users
  8. Holy Crap! Christian Grey is about to tell the world his own story
  9. When You're Finished Reading This Book, It Turns Into A Tree
  10. BookExpo America 2015 Elicits Mixed Emotions