Are the stairs in this Porto, Portugal bookstore amazing or what? The ceiling and skylight are unique, too. The store is called Lello, which has no English translation. Interesting architecture and great books must draw an interesting crowd. The store was built to be a bookshop and The Guardian named it the world’s third most interesting bookshop, the other two were a theater and a church.
To go along with the bookstore, I will tell you my recent literary obsession:
Tatiana de Rosnay’s first novel, centers around the Parisian roundup of the Jews in 1942- right before World War II. Julia Jarmond, an American-born journalist who married a Frenchman researches the Vél’ d’Hiv’ roundups for her next magazine article in the American magazine which she writes for. I can tell you that this book is good not only by the fact that I like it, but by the astonishing fact that I got my mother to read it—and I’ve never seen a woman who doesn’t read books read each page with a hunger for the next.