Livraria Lello celebrates 115 years of dreams and achievements

Livraria Lello begins the year 2021 with an eye on the future and a renewed hope in the power of Culture and Books. About to celebrate 115 years since the iconic opening of doors at number 144 of Rua das Carmelitas, we want to keep dreams alive and share them with the world, so that they continue to take shape and reality. To mark such a special date, we have prepared an unforgettable program, which will feature the interpretation of the song Over The Rainbow, by the Wizard of Oz, by Marisa Liz and Tiago Pais Dias, among many other surprises.


Private Ceremony - with live streaming on Livraria Lello's Facebook and Youtube
10:29 am | Doors opening by one of the oldest employees of Coimbra Editora
10:30 am | Over the Rainbow, interpreted by Marisa Liz, and Tiago Pais Dias
10:40 am | Carola Seybold, head of global key accounts at Pantone Institute
10:50 am | Aurora Pedro Pinto, president of Livraria Lello’s executive board of directors
11:05 am | Álvaro Siza Vieira, architect and Pritzker prize winner
11:15 am | Official speeches
12:00 pm | Birthday cake/installation with signature by Chocolataria Equador
Opening to the public
From 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm | Free entrance and offer of a copy of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, Livraria Lello edition, to the first 115 readers
4:30 pm | Exhibition of the short film about Coimbra Editora

6:30 pm | Private celebration of 115 years, in an exclusive moment with the team Livraria Lello

The celebration of the 115th anniversary of Livraria Lello will scrupulously comply with all health and safety standards, as always and at every moment, of the DGS.

On Christmas Eve, share our “sweet dreams” and embark on a magical journey with Alice (in Wonderland), Peter Pan, Tom Sawyer, Mogli (The Jungle Book), and the Wizard of Oz. Our gift to you is the free visit to the World’s Most Beautiful Bookshop, at the year’s moment when it becomes even more beautiful so that you can exchange affections with those who cannot pass the Christmas meal.

We will have our doors open from 10 am to 5 pm.

In the December, edition of the Author of the Month, based on its children's collection The Little Collection, Livraria Lello promotes the debate on the importance of children's literature in the development of creativity and imagination. A conversation moderated by the journalist Miguel Soares, with the administrator of Livraria Lello Aurora Pedro Pinto, the writer and illustrators who sign the collection, and the psychologist Eduardo Sá. The moment will take place today, Friday, at 9.30 pm, through Livraria Lello's Facebook and Youtube pages.

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Despite the exceptional period the world is going through, at Livraria Lello we want this Christmas to be full of sweet dreams. And that is why, on November 14th, we will inaugurate our Christmas decoration, this year dedicated to the theme Sweet Dreams. Our Christmas storefronts will also be filled with dreams out of the stories in the children's books.

Cathedrals are born in the sea, book edited by Livraria Lello, celebrates 20 years of Gilda Nunes Barata's poetry with a bilingual collection of unpublished poems. The work will be presented at an online event, with the participation of the writer, the president of the Board of Directors of Livraria Lello, Aurora Pedro Pinto, the former president of the Lisbon City Council and literary editor João Soares and the lawyer Pedro Baptista-Bastos.

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Driven by a dream to get the whole world reading, Livraria Lello presents THE Little COLLECTION - a series that takes the great classics of children’s literature right to the youngest readers.
Timeless stories, sprinkled with the magic that spans generations, breathing life into universes replete with fantasy, adventure, pleasure, courage, love and friendship and in which the heroes inspire us to face up to the most difficult of challenges with all the power of dream and imagination. On sale at the World's Most Beautiful Bookshop! Online orders here: ​

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