The Lello Bookstore

The Lello Bookstore, or simply Livraria Lello (Livraria Lello & Irmão, also known as Livraria Chardron), was built in 1906 in Porto, Portugal by The Lello Brothers (Antonio and Jose) who formerly owned another bookstore a few streets away.

“Along with Bertrand in Lisbon, it is one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal. In 2011, the travel publishing company Lonely Planet classified Livraria Lello as the third best bookstore in the world.” (via Wikipedia)

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1906 photograph of the early days of the Lello Bookstore.

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