5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Bookstores Everywhere You Go

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Museums, castles, beaches, and amusement parks always make it to the list of top attractions in every major city, but how about bookstores? You don’t have to be a huge book lover to find something interesting inside them, and here are five reasons why you should explore them every time you travel.

Architectural Marvels

Some of the world’s most stunning bookstores are located inside breathtaking historical buildings and they’re worth the visit for their architectural beauty alone.

Bookstore Cafés

Many bookstores around the world come with a charming café on the premises, where you can relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Great New Books

Buying books is the most obvious reason for visiting a bookstore, but there’s a catch. Bookstores in foreign countries are a great place to discover new books that you couldn’t find at home.

Amazing Souvenir

Bookstores also happen to be a great place to find souvenirs—from books to other tiny trinkets that you can take home to your loved ones.

Local Experience

Since they’re usually not as popular as some other tourist attractions, bookstores are a great place to mingle with the locals and attend a wide range of cultural events, from reading nights to art exhibitions and concerts.