"The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space. The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read." - Terry Pratchett, from Guards!
"Livraria da Vila": This bookstore in Sao Paulo, Brazil, puts bookshelves to creative use, doing double-duty as pivoting doors to the space. Light wells in the center of the building are also lined with books - Isay Weinfeld
Not only is this the largest bookstore in Brazil, but it’s also a borderline playground for kids. There are massive dragon statues to play on, areas to lounge, and four stories of pure book-filled aisles to wander through.
Zwolle Waanders In de Broeren by BK. Waanders In de Broeren makes use of an abandoned cathedral to house a contemporary bookstore. On Saturday the of july 2013 ‘Waanders In de Broeren’ opened his doors for the general public.