This is the Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires.  It’s housed in an old, 1920’s era theater.  It looks gorgeous, and it also looks as if it has tons of books.  I now have a reason to go to South America…

Also, the stage area is now the cafe.  Super cool.

There’s the outside of the building.

This one is a bit closer to me:  a branch of Chapters bookstore at Bloor and Runnymede, formerly the Runnymede Theatre in Toronto.

Some of the more ornate details:

I want tons of money so I can travel to all the beautiful bookstores of the world.

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