Barcelona, a photo a day

Probably the best bookshop in the world…


I never do publicity for anything commercial, and this is THE exception: Altair. Simply the biggest travel bookshop in Europe, and one of the biggest in the world. They have everything you can dream of, and even their own travel agency! Wanna find out how to go to Gavdos, Aitutaki or Fakaofa, this is the place! And it’s just around the corner! Been coming here for 30 years.

What is your best bookshop in the world?

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9 responses

  1. No coffee in there, but plenty comfortable seats. You can spend your day in there.

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    December 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  2. You're right, VP and Stefan, but nothing can replace just opening books, browsing, the feel of it…

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    December 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm

  3. VP

    Love this one! The best shop? Amazon, obviously!

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    December 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm

  4. Does it have a cafe Rob? Looks so good..really good bookshops are becoming a bit of a rarity these days, I think my favourite one here in Perth is called Elizabeths, they have new, second hand and antique books, quite a fascinating place..must do a post about it sometime! Hope you both had a wonderful Christmas.

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    December 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm

  5. You are lucky!:)

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    December 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

  6. Nice combination. I will have to admit to buying most of my books online.

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    December 26, 2012 at 9:55 am

  7. What fun, even just to browse.

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    December 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

  8. Glad to see that this bookstore is a success even in this day of ordering books on the internet.

    My niece is on her way to spend two months in Barcelona. I will recommend this store to her.

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    December 26, 2012 at 3:13 am

  9. How wonderful to have such a treasure so close to you! The architecture of the building housing the bookstore is very attractive as well. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

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    December 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm