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17 extraordinary bookstores

By: Anna Norris on Oct. 7, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
Selexyz Maastricht in Holland

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Literary heaven

There's nothing like your first great bookstore discovery — that place where you go to sit in a soft chair and read, to marvel at the incredible architecture or to browse the maze of shelves for hours of literary exploration. Here are some of the most remarkable book shops from all around the globe, each one of them special in its own way, including the one pictured here in the Netherlands. (Text: Anna Norris)