'Libreria' is a brand new bookstore that encourages customers to leave their technology behind. While many bookstores have added high-tech features to their spaces in order to keep pace with changing consumer preferences, this store takes a very different approach.
Libreria is a London-based bookstore designed by Spanish studio SelgasCano. The inside of the store features handmade bookshelves based on the fictional Library of Babel. To create a sense of boundlessness, the architects uses a series of irregular shapes and mirrors throughout. To maintain a sense of peacefulness, there is a strict no-phone policy. The reason behind this anti-tech policy is to encourage a fresh appreciation of books rather than digital devices.
As retail spaces become increasingly high-tech, Libreria provides a welcome reprieve for consumers who appreciate the simplicity of a good book.