Top Ten Tuesday: A Bookworm’s Dream

It’s been far too long since I took part in a Top Ten Tuesday but I saw this week’s prompt and there was no way I could let this week pass me by as well! I’m fortunate enough to have visited a couple of places on this list, but the rest are on my still to visit list!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl


Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit

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New York Public Library – Main Branch

I stopped in at the main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue during my week in New York I few years ago, the architecture is stunning and I’d love to go back. Last time I was there I saw The Gutenberg Bible which was stunning, but there are so many other treasures I’d love to see, they have the original Winnie-the-Pooh, but he was away for conservation treatment when I visited.

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The British Library – London

I walked past The British Library so many times while I was living in London and walking between Kings Cross and St Pancras but never actually visited, I was so disappointed I couldn’t get down during the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition.

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Scottish National Library – Edinburgh

This is the legal deposit library in Scotland, sitting on the George IV bridge in Edinburgh I actually visited it for the first time in September. I swear walking in on what appears to be the ground floor and discovering you’re actually on the 12th will never stop confusing me.

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Barnes and Noble – Fifth Avenue, NYC

I stopped in here on my New York trip, while I’m sure there are many more hidden gems in NYC I did manage to pick up a great board game for my friend’s Christmas present and there were so many pretty Barnes and Nobel editions I would have loved to have picked up should my luggage allowance have let me!

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Livraria Ler Devagar – Lisbon

This is a bookshop that’s on my must see list, if I make it to Lisbon any time soon this is a must visit for me, it looks absolutely beautiful, I love the bike hanging from the ceiling!

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Word On The Water – London

I lived on the outskirts of London for 18 months and never made it here, but I love the idea of a floating bookshop sitting on a canal.

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Bodleian Library – Oxford

Because Lyra…

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Livraria Da Vila – São Paulo

If I’m ever in São Paulo I’m visiting this place, it just looks incredible!

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The Last Bookstore – Los Angeles

Another must visit – At home in an old bank the displays look amazing. Plus crime fiction is (or at least was) stored in the old bank vault

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The Academic Bookstore – Helsinki 

Another stunning building housing books! This is totally me, so when I make it Finland…

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So there we have my top ten libraries and bookstores I would love to visit again or for the first time. Are there other places I should add to my travel list? Let me know in the comments!

With Love Sarah

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: A Bookworm’s Dream

    1. Sarah @ SWB

      The amount of times I walked past it rushing between stations when I lived in London but never went in is crazy! Now I’m in Scotland it seems unlikely unless I happen to be in London for something else.


    1. Sarah @ SWB

      That’s one of the few I have made, I just want to go back and see Winnie-the-Pooh! Growing up I went to the same church as Christopher Robin’s daughter Claire and she was the loveliest person, and I’ve always loved the stories so I’d love to see the original toys


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