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Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing

Locations in this article:  New York City, NY Paris, France Portland, OR Tokyo, Japan

Getting lost in a great bookstore is almost as good as getting lost in a great book. Independent bookstores are one of the first spots Peter visits in a city. He goes not just for few new additions to his library, but to get a sense of local authors and culture.

Not only can you find Peter’s latest book, The Best Places for Everything,  in your local bookstore, but within the pages you’ll see all of Peter’s favorite bookstores he’s visited around the world. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few.  Remember to check back every Friday for a different look at some of Peter’s best places.

1. The Librairie Galignani, Paris, France



Paris is known for a lot of things, but most people don’t know that it is home to the first English-language bookstore on the European continent. The Librairie Galignani was founded in 1801 by a well-regarded publishing family. Today the bookstore is a treasure trove with tens of thousands of books on art, architecture, design and literature.