5 of the best book shops in Lisbon
1) Livraria Férin
Livraria Férin has been in the same family for several generations, which has made it possible to keep the concept and the service as it has been since the store opened back in the 1840s. It is said to be the second oldest book shop in Portugal, which means that there are certainly many rare finds to look for on the shelves.
2) Fábrica Braço de Prata
Here you can find books, no question about that, but the shop also acts as a vibrant cultural centre for the alternative hipster crowd, offering art exhibits, live music performances, lectures and even a restaurant. All this happens in the unique setting of a former factory in eastern Lisbon – it’s a truly special place.
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3) Ler Devagar
This wandering bookshop tried out several locations in Lisbon until it settled a few years ago in the hipster-chic LX Factory project, occupying a former warehouse lined with bookshelves. It has a loyal crowd of followers, which explains its resilience in today’s difficult times for booksellers.
4) Stuff Out
This bookshop sells secondhand books, hoping that used books will find new readers. The books can be purchased in the shop located in Príncipe Real or through their online platform.
5) Livraria da Travessa
This well-stocked bookshop is a sister shop of the many outlets the company has in Brazil. They chose the hip neighbourhood of Príncipe Real to open their first international shop. The selection of Brazilian books is amazing, but they sell a wide selection of local and international books too.
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