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Beautiful bookstores around the world


( Bookworm in Beijing, sourced from )

My mother ran a bookstore for more than ten years. Ever since I was in elementary school, I had to clerk in our bookstore when Mom was busy doing household chores or delivering stationery to nearby offices or companies. I used to grab a Sherlock Holmes or a fairy tale book when I was taking care of the business. However, it sometimes turned out to be a loss of money for Mom because I would get so obsessed with what I was reading and overlook the sneaky shoplifters. My grandpa said that I was the worst clerk he had ever seen. Our bookstore was closed in my college’s sophomore year due to the blooming of the large bookstore chains. Over the years, somehow I am used to be surrounded by books, and my room is also filled up with the books I treasured.

Last Saturday my husband and I went to Eslite ( 誠品 ) and I noticed a book entitled, The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. Instead of paying 500 dollars to buy one, I found some great pictures and introductions on the web. I was thrilled to see VVG Something, a renowned bookstore in Taipei, was also on this dream list.


VVG something

( A famous bookstore, VVG Something in Taipei )


( Cafebreria El Pendulo in Mexico City, sourced from )

The following is the original report from

The Chinese Version

Visit the websites above and choose the bookstore that you would like to visit most. Please write down why your are attracted by it.

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