7 Amazing Bookshops You’ll Want to Book Your Next Trip To

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Image Credit: Colleen Casey

Image Credit: Colleen Casey

For decades, travel books have served as inspiration for globe-trotters and vacation planners. But what about traveling for books? Bookstores around the world are renowned for their selections, decorations, history, and owners.  Here are 7 bookstores sure to pique the interest of bibliophiles and travelers alike.

1. Powell’s

Location: Portland, Oregon
Opened: 1971

Powell’s may have five Portland locations, but it traces its roots to the windy city. Michael Powell opened a used bookstore in Chicago in 1970, and one summer, his father Walter joined him in working there. After the summer was over, Walter realized he enjoyed the experience so much that he wanted to open his own second-hand bookstore in Portland. Walter bought any sellable used book he could find, and when Michael joined him in 1979, they started selling new, used, paperback, and hardback all on the same shelves.

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