Livraria Lello among the founders of the José Saramago Chair
02 of November of 2021
Livraria Lello among the founders of the José Saramago Chair

In the month in which the celebrations for the centenary of José Saramago, the only Nobel Prize in Portuguese Language Literature, begin, UTAD, José Saramago Foundation and Livraria Lello signed an Agreement for the constitution of the José Saramago Chair.

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Livraria Lello asks for prescription of books to promote Mental Health
11 of October of 2021
Livraria Lello asks for prescription of books to promote Mental Health

Open letter sent to deputies of the Portuguese Assembly of Republic defends that book revenue be treated as a health expenditure and measure be included in the 2022 state budget

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Afonso Cruz is Livraria Lello’s Author of the Month
04 of October of 2021
Afonso Cruz is Livraria Lello’s Author of the Month

On October 22, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello receives award-winning author Afonso Cruz for an intimate conversation about his work.

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Livraria Lello challenges Luís Onofre
28 of September of 2021
Livraria Lello challenges Luís Onofre to design shoes made from recycled plastic bottles

The bottles of water consumed by Livraria employees gain new life and are now stepping on the floor of the Most Beautiful Bookstore in the World, at the feet of its booksellers. Environmental, social and economic sustainability are the principles that guided Livraria Lello's latest project.

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iterally Candidates at Livraria Lello
23 of September of 2021
"Literally Candidates" at Livraria Lello

Interviews with candidates for the presidency of the Porto City Council published in e-book and on the TVI Player website. Ilda Figueiredo, Rui Moreira, Sérgio Aires, Tiago Barbosa Ribeiro and Vladimiro Feliz, were at Livraria Lello, for a conversation with journalist Carlos Magno about Literature and the city.

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First edition of “Pride and Prejudice” bid for 95 thousand euros
21 of September of 2021
First edition of “Pride and Prejudice” bid for 95 thousand euros

First editions of "Pride and Prejudice", by Jane Austen, "Moby-Dick", by Herman Melville, and "Wizard of Oz", by Frank L. Baum, similar to those acquired by Livraria Lello in 2019, have been up for auction and have reached historic values.

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T-shirts and tote bags Livraria Lello all around the world
14 of September of 2021
T-shirts and tote bags Livraria Lello all around the world

Livraria Lello signed an agreement with Hallotex SL to authorize the exclusive sale of t’shirts and tote bags of the World’s Most Beautiful Bookshop, through Zara's online and physical stores.

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Jim Morrison’s “Moby Dick” is at Livraria Lello
13 of August of 2021
Jim Morrison’s “Moby Dick” is at Livraria Lello

In the month of Herman Melville’s birth, Livraria Lello honors the author through his masterpiece, Moby Dick. Since 2019, a copy of the work’s first edition, which belonged to Jim Morrison, has been part of the assets of the centenary Porto bookshop.

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Livraria Lello inspires the scenario of a new action film
27 of July of 2021
Livraria Lello inspires the scenario of a new Netflix action film

The producers of Gunpowder Milkshake revealed that the film's scenario was inspired by the interior of the century-old Livraria Lello.

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FIRST EDITION OF HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE BIDDED FOR 117 THOUSAND EUROS
22 of July of 2021
FIRST EDITION OF HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE BIDDED FOR 117 THOUSAND EUROS

A copy of the first edition of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, similar to the one acquired in 2019 by Livraria Lello, has now been auctioned for more than 117 thousand euros. In just two years, the work valued almost 50 thousand euros, proving that books are, in fact, smart investments.

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José Eduardo Agualusa featured at Livraria Lello
07 of July of 2021
José Eduardo Agualusa featured at Livraria Lello

On July 23, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello receives José Eduardo Agualusa for an intimate conversation about his work.

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LIVRARIA LELLO AMONG THE THREE INTERNATIONAL FINALISTS TO THE BOOKSTORE OF THE YEAR
28 of June of 2021
LIVRARIA LELLO AMONG THE THREE INTERNATIONAL FINALISTS TO THE BOOKSTORE OF THE YEAR

Appointed as “The Most Beautiful in the World”, Livraria Lello is proof that success is not only achieved through beauty and is distinguished in the shortlist of the three most creative and innovative bookstores in the world.

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01 of June of 2021
Lello Livraria Inaugurates unprecedented project with TIME magazine and José Saramago Foundation

Two timeless and world-class brands - Livraria Lello and Time - come together on a journey through the Nobel Prizes for Literature. The installation Lello X Time: What Makes a Nobel? ...

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Livraria Lello returns
15 of March of 2021
Livraria Lello returns to read and be read

After Closing, Soon After Its 115th Anniversary, The House Of Books, Readers And Authors Reopen Doors Today, With Free Entry

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Children's version of The Wizard of Oz receives an international illustration award
08 of February of 2021
Children's version of The Wizard of Oz receives an international illustration award

Gonçalo Viana's illustrations in the book O Feiticeiro de Oz, published by Livraria Lello last November, were distinguished in the annual Communication Arts 2021 illustration competition.

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Partnership with PANTONE® turns the iconic staircase of Livraria Lello yellow and gray
13 of January of 2021
Partnership with PANTONE® turns the iconic staircase of Livraria Lello yellow and gray

In the celebration of 115 years since the doors opened, Livraria Lello wanted to celebrate with the same boldness with which it was inaugurated in 1906.

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Siza Vieira accepts to create a project for a new cultural space at Livraria Lello
13 of January of 2021
Siza Vieira accepts to create a project for a new cultural space at Livraria Lello

Álvaro Siza Vieira, accepted the invitation to sign the requalification project of number 148 of Rua das Carmelitas.

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Livraria Lello opens a new window to the World through online sale
11 of December of 2020
Livraria Lello opens a new window to the World through online sale

Maintaining the visionary and bold attitude with which, in 1906, it opened doors, Livraria Lello today creates a new window on the world, by putting some of its books on sale online.

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Gilda Nunes launches book
20 of November of 2020
Gilda nunes barata release a book with unpublished poems edited by livraria lello.

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Livraria lello launches children's collection
14 of November of 2020
Livraria lello launches new children’s collection totally developed by national artists

Next Saturday, the 14th, Livraria Lello launches a collection of children’s books fully designed by national artists.

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After 100 days of reading
25 of September of 2020
After 100 Days of Reading, Livraria Lello Reveals the “Quarantine Tales” Prize Winners

During confinement, Livraria Lello might only have invited its readers to read. We might only have fostered refuge in this pursuit and awaited better days.

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Scripture theater sá da Bandeira
23 of June of 2020
Livraria Lello and Teatro Sá da Bandeira

On the eve of Saint John’s, Porto embarks on a truly city-wide festival and including everybody irrespective of their purchasing power, social background, colour, sexual orientation or cultural tastes.

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More than 5600 authors
08 of June of 2020
Over 5,600 new authors from 39 countries dispute the Livraria Lello "Quarantine Tales” Prize

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Open letter to someone
30 of May of 2020
Open letter to somebody who never visited Livraria Lello

It was the readers of Livraria Lello that turned this bookstore into an open letter. As Umberto Eco explained in his lessons at Harvard, literature implies a fictional pact that reflects in the acceptance on behalf of the reader of a truth that extends beyond the actual reality of writing.

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04 of May of 2020
Livraria Lello concludes the world’s first Book Drive-Thru with over ten thousand books

Livraria Lello, in Porto, opened last Wednesday, April 1st, “the world’s first bookshop drive-thru” and is offering one book per day

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Livraria lello creates award
28 of April of 2020
Livraria lello launches the “quarantine tales” prize

The Prize comes with a total of 6,000 euros and publication in a book of six unpublished stories by new (national and international) authors. Entries open until the end of May.

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The time to enter
31 of March of 2020
entering livraria lello means reading a book

We know that, prior to the pandemic, Livraria Lello was an unmistakeable icon of the city of Porto.

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Lello bookshop opens wicket
26 of March of 2020
Lello bookshop opens wicket for the city

As from 1 April, from 10am to 12pm, from Monday to Friday, Livraria Lello is running the first “Book Drive Thru” in the world to gift one book per day to all its readers.

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Cultural and tourism institutions
13 of March of 2020
Cultural and tourism institutions of porto unite and suspend activities until 3 april

Accompanying the decision by the Municipal Council of Porto, which stipulated the cancellation of all events run by the municipality, as well as the temporary closure of all Municipal Museums and Libraries

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11 of February of 2020
António Lobo Antunes makes his return to Porto to converse about his literary works

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