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20 Creative Bookstore Designs

From Retro Pastel Bookstores to Converted Church Bookstores

— August 15, 2013 — Business
If you just can't get enough of your favorite novels and are looking for a new and exciting place to browse the latest releases, then these creative bookstore designs will definitely have you mesmerized by its use of striking architectural influences and inventive layouts.

While ordinarily you could simply go to either a large chain bookstore or a small scale mom and pop's retailer to purchase a book, these creative retail designs are taking ordinary bookstores to the next level, turning the idea of reading into a magical experience. With technology and the accessibility of the Internet resulting in modern day youths becoming more reliant on digital information, bookstores are creatively revamping their look and design in attempts to draw in more consumers.

From bookstores that have been cleverly converted from vintage cinemas to those that combine spaces with hip coffee shops, these inventive bookstore designs will definitely bring in more crowds with its creative influences.
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Mail-Able Book Barters
Mail-Able Book Barters
Mailbooks for Good Encourages People to Share Their Old Books
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User-Submitted Bookstores
User-Submitted Bookstores
The Apple iBookstore Lets Anyone Become An Author
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Bookworm Pizza Shops
Bookworm Pizza Shops
La Pizzateca Serves Up Books and Pizza Side-By-Side
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One-Book Bookstores
One-Book Bookstores
Ed's Martian Book Sells Copies of Only Andrew Kessler's New Novel
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Colossal Cinema-Converted Bookstores
Colossal Cinema-Converted Bookstores
The Grand Splendid Theater Offers a Dramatic Surprise
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Coffee-Bartering Bookstores
Coffee-Bartering Bookstores
Molasses Books Swaps Hot Drinks for Pre-Owned Novels
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Giant Independent Bookstores
Giant Independent Bookstores
Powell'S Color-Coded Rooms and In-Store Maps Defy Big Chains
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Ultra Hip Parisian Bookstore
Ultra Hip Parisian Bookstore
Cool Hang Out
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Fancy Bookstores
Fancy Bookstores
Motto Berlin Makes Buying Literature a Chic Experience
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Gravity-Defying Bookstores
Gravity-Defying Bookstores
The Archizines Pop-Up Shop is Conceptually Mind-Boggling
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Retro Pastel Bookstores
Retro Pastel Bookstores
The 'Oh Wow' Book Club is Designed After 30s-Style Restrooms
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Converted Church Bookstores
Converted Church Bookstores
The Boekhandel Seleyz Dominicanen is a Dazzling Literature Display
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Hanging Book Lights
Hanging Book Lights
McNally Jackson Books Has Reader-Friendly Light Fixtures
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Bookstore-Inspired Libraries
Bookstore-Inspired Libraries
The Almere Library Incorporates Retail Details
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Hot Pink Retail Shops
Hot Pink Retail Shops
The Paagman Bookstore in the Hague Has a Dazzling Design
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Playground Bookstores
Playground Bookstores
Kid's Republic in Beijing Offers a Fun Way to Learn
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Recyclable Bookstores
Recyclable Bookstores
The Foldaway Bookshop is Earth and User-Friendly
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Traveling Bookstores
Traveling Bookstores
'Tell a Story' Brings Portuguese Culture and Writers to Tourists
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Bold Yellow Book Shops
Bold Yellow Book Shops
Saraiva Bookstore Offers a Vibrant Shopping Experience
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Swiveling Bookshelf Entrances
Swiveling Bookshelf Entrances
The Da Vila Bookstore by Isay Weinfeld Looks Like a Secret Entrance
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