What are the best bookstores in the world? London is blessed with several of the book shops that we have on our list. We recently visited Maison Assouline on Piccadilly in London. Dear reader, next time you’re in London, definitely visit this shop. It’s a stylish book lover’s dream. And it’s not only one of the best bookstores in London – it’s one of the best in the world.
In our travels, we always seek out a great local bookstore wherever we go. When in Seattle, we always find time for a stop at the charming, intelligent Elliot Bay Book Co. It’s one of our absolute favorites, and we think it’s one of the best bookstores in the world.
The Best Bookstores in the World is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier. As we roam the world, we love to check out the interesting bookstores in town. When we really love them, we’ll share them with you. First up? A centuries old shop in the heart of Piccadilly in London. Not every bookstore gets the endorsement of the Queen. But not every bookstore is the original Hatchards.
And now we are two. Our second birthday here at Dandelion Chandelier is August 1, and to mark the occasion, we’re sharing some of the top-performing posts in our short history. And also some posts that we’re just really proud of, or that were especially fun to write (and, we hope, to read). We’ve been focusing on one topic per day as we count down to our big day. We’ve shared top posts in Travel and Adventure; Food and Drink; Fashion and Shopping; Sports and Fitness; and Culture and the Arts. Next up? Books and literary luxuries.