Livraria Lello is a living access door to its history: for preserving the building, for maintaining its original function as a bookshop, for the role of ambassadress of culture and for expanding the cultural dynamics of the city.

For more than a century, Livraria Lello has been a main showcase for Portuguese literature, both nationally and internationally, helping export Portuguese literature to the rest of the world.

In the last decade, Livraria Lello has been officially recognized as “one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world” by the magazine Time, The Guardian, and the travel guide Lonely Planet.

Livraria Lello is a centennial cultural space that managed to carry itself throughout the eras, maintaining the same youthful and irreverent spirit that has always marked it. Today, Livraria Lello is proud to carry on cultivating relationships around books.

Welcome to the most beautiful bookshop in the world.

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