The cathedral-like Livraria Lello, at 144 Rua das Carmelitas in the Portuguese city of Porto, is so atmospheric tourists reverently lower their voices. Manager Antero Braga explains: ”The bookshop was opened in 1906 and designed to echo the monastic library tradition which preserved Portuguese culture during the Moorish invasion.”
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The Library Hotel, New York City Though it’s not inspired by any one book, we love the concept of this hotel, whose tagline is “a thought provoking experience.” The library’s collection of books (and of rooms, mind you) is organized by the Dewey Decimal system. Each floor has a different theme — Language, Literature, History, Philosophy — and each room on that floor is its own topic within that theme. So room 500.004 is Botany, and room 500.003 is Zoology.