Top Ten Tuesdays: My bookshop bucket list

Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share ten book events or festivals that we’d love to go to someday. Instead, I’d like to focus on ten bookshops I’d love to visit someday. (Can you tell that I miss visiting bookstores so much?!)

Strand | New York City, New York. I’ve always wanted to visit this iconic bookstore, but I’ve never managed to make it there on my few trips to New York City. {website}

Pages of Hackney | London, England. This looks like such a cozy, cute little shop! I love the bright blue front. {website}

Honesty Bookshop | Hay-on-Wye, Wales. Outdoor books for purchase on the honor system? This sounds like such a lovely way to find a new favorite read, as well as a great bookish community. {website}

Libreria Acqua Alta | Venice, Italy. A floating bookstore?!?! This sounds like something out of a fairy tale. {website}

Faulkner House Books | New Orleans, Louisiana. I am a huge fan of William Faulkner’s writing, and just learned that his apartment was turned into this bookstore?!?! Definitely a must-visit for me! {website}

London Review Bookshop | London, England. This seems like such a lovely shop with a cute cafe and lots of bookish events to attend! {website}

Mr. B’s Emporium Bookshop | Bath, England. Cozy, cute, and dedicated to finding books that their customers will love–if I ever make my way to Bath, this is definitely a must-visit for me! {website}

Parnassus Books | Nashville, Tennessee. First opened by author Ann Patchett and publisher Karen Hayes, this bookshop once the only bookshop in Nashville. As someone who just became an avid fan of Ann Patchett’s books, I’d love to visit this shop someday! {website}

Libreria | London, England. A tech-free bookshop?! Sounds like something I would love to experience. (Also, they have an amazing website with a sort of virtual tour!) {website}

Lutyens & Rubenstein | London, England. This bookshop looks absolutely beautiful and has a unique quality to its stock: they canvassed hundreds of readers, asking what books they would most like to see in a bookshop. {website}

What bookshops would you like to visit? What’s the best bookshop you’ve ever been to? Are there any that should be added to my list? Let me know in the comments section below!



40 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesdays: My bookshop bucket list

  1. This is such a fun spin on the prompt! ❀️I’d love to just live in London and spend weekends exploring all the amazing bookshops in England, they seem so unique & beautiful! (:

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  2. This is one of my favorite lists to read 🀩The Strand is the only one I’ve been to from this post, but it really is as great as everyone makes it out to be! I hope you have a chance to visit all of these one day πŸ₯°

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  3. I live in Nashville and go to Parnassus pretty often. When it was open as its currently only doing online and mail order business. It is run so well and they have all sorts of author events. Now they are online so you should check out their website! One bookstore I went to one time while on vacation in Key West was Books & Books owned by Judy Blume! She was actually there when we were there and I had my picture taken with her. It was an awesome surprise. Nice post!

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  4. I’ve been to Strand, and I loved it! It’s a bit chaotic, but I got a hardback version of The Queens of Innis Lear super cheap, it was so worth it!

    Also Shakespeare & Company in Paris should be high on the list. It’s the cutest place ever 😍

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  5. I love this post! Visiting bookstores again is yet another reason I can’t wait for these strange times to be over hah. If I get to London this year I’ll definitely visit some of these! Livraria Lello in Porto is on my list, not only does it looks like something from Hogwarts but Porto itself looks amazing πŸ™‚

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  6. These all look so excellent! When I lived in New York, it was a constant struggle to NOT go to the Strand every weekend… honestly one of the best bookstores I’ve been to, except for the fact that they don’t have any comfy chairs to sit on while you browse through books!

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