Bibliophiles rejoice! These bookstores open up a world of beauty both for book lovers or those simply just looking for something new to add to their travel bucket list. While international travel is on hold for now, it doesn't mean that we can stop planning our next destination.
If you already have stunning these libraries and Instagrammable museums on your travel list, consider adding these beautiful bookstores and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of books. From a whimsical bookstore next to a canal in Venice to a former warehouse transformed as a bookstore in South Korea—these are our list of beautiful bookstores around the world that you should visit at least once in your lifetime.
See also: 10 Beautiful Libraries Around the World
1. Libreria Acqua Alta, Italy
Located in the beautiful city of Venice, Libreria Acqua Alta or "book store of high water" in English is somewhat what you would expect to see in a city that has no roads, just canals. This bookstore featured a number of walls stacked with books, magazines, maps and other decorations. If you're worried that the books might get wet from the constant flooding in the city, instead of shelves, the books are placed inside bathtubs, waterproof boxes and even in a gondola—which makes for a picturesque sight.
Once you step inside the bookstore, you will feel a whimsical atmosphere, all amplified by the aesthetics emitting wanderlust vibes. If that's not enough to convince you, a stray cat frequents the bookstore which you can visit and say hello to.
Libreria Acqua Alta, 5173 Calle Lunga, 5176/B, Venice, Italy