Posfácio das Carmelitas welcomes poetry by António Carlos Cortez
The poet, professor, literary critic and essayist, António Carlos Cortez, is the guest of the third session of the Posfácio das Carmelitas.
Livraria Lello hosts presentation of debut book by Madalena Sá Fernandes
On 22 September, at 9pm, Livraria Lello will host journalist and writer Madalena Sá Fernandes for the presentation of her debut book Leme.
DINA FERREIRA AND VALDEMAR CRUZ IN THE CARMELITAS POSTSCRIPT
Bookseller and author Dina Ferreira and journalist and writer Valdemar Cruz are the next guests at Posfácio das Carmelitas - Rentrée, organised by Livraria Lello.
Livraria Lello and Optimism at Happiness Camp
Livraria Lello is coming to Happiness Camp with surprises and lots of optimism. And this year, with its own stand!
Livraria Lello celebrates rentrée with the return of Posfácio das Carmelitas
In the month of rentrée, Livraria Lello is bringing new books and writers back to Rua das Carmelitas for another edition of Posfácio das Carmelitas.
Livraria Lello elected ‘The Most Beautiful Bookstore in the World’ by the worldwide community One Thousand Libraries
Livraria Lello, in Porto, was chosen as “The Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World”, this time, by the global platform One Thousand Libraries (1000 Libraries), the largest online community of library and bookstores fans worldwide.
"The Collection" and the new Livraria Lello brand honoured at the Graphis Design Awards 2024
The collection of literary classics "The Collection", in its "Pop" reissue, and the new visual identity of Livraria Lello were recognized internationally with Platinum and Gold awards, respectively, at the most recent edition of the Design Awards 2024, organized by Graphis in the United States.
Manifesto of satire, adventure and optimism
The new window display of the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World explores this world of Candide, from Metaphysics-Theology-Cosmolonigology to the unpredictable and insane repercussions of each of the events.
Porto City Council awards the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World
On June 9th, Livraria Lello received a medal of merit awarded by the Porto City Council.
Livraria Lello celebrates the International Day of The Little Prince
June 29 marks the date of birth of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of the book The Little Prince and, therefore, officially became the International Day of The Little Prince.
Livraria Lello, Lionesa Group and BIC celebrate 90 years of architect Álvaro Siza with the launch of a limited edition ballpoint pen
A unique version of the elegant BIC® Cristal® Re’New ballpoint pen, celebrating the greatest Portuguese architect, is launched by Livraria Lello.
Saint John arrived at the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World
From the 22nd of June, Livraria Lello will be decorated to celebrate the biggest festival in the city of Porto: Saint John.
TE QUIERO ESPAÑA – LIVRARIA LELLO IN MADRID
Livraria Lello travels to Madrid to celebrate the city's Book Fair, demonstrating its love for the country's inhabitants, who visit the Livraria daily.
ENCHANTED STAIR: LIVRARIA LELLO CELEBRATES WORLD CHILDREN'S DAY
On World Children's Day we decided to honor the date in an innovative way. Inspired by the creativity of the little ones, the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World challenged the little artists to decorate its most emblematic element, the staircase.
Postscript of Carmelitas
On the next 3rd, 10th and 17th of June, at 5 pm, Livraria Lello leaves to Rua das Carmelitas, loaded with books and writers, to celebrate the month of the city.
LIVRARIA LELLO WELCOMES RICHARD ZIMLER
On the 1st of June, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello will welcome the American journalist, writer and professor Richard Zimler.
Livraria Lello welcomes Itamar Vieira Junior
On May 26th, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello will welcome the author Itamar Vieira Junior for the presentation of his latest book Salvar o Fogo.
A Perfect Illusion
A black and white window with a lovely touch of Viva Magenta, Pantone© Color of The Year 2023, and a color that is also an illusion created by our eyes.
JOÃO DE MELO IS THE AUTHOR OF MAY AT LIVRARIA LELLO
On May 18th, at 9 pm, the author João de Melo, in conversation with the writer Isabel Rio Novo, will be present at Livraria Lello.
LIVRARIA LELLO INAUGURATES EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION OF SAINT-EXUPÉRY BRACELET
On May 10th, Livraria Lello, in partnership with the Antoine Saint - Exupéry Foundation, celebrated the 80th anniversary of the launch of the book The Little Prince.
LIVRARIA LELLO PUBLISHES “THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING, 1943”
The book will be presented today at Casa da Imprensa, in Lisbon, at the same time as the opening of the exhibition “Insurrection of the Warsaw Ghetto”.
LIVRARIA LELLO WILL CELEBRATE SANT JORDI, IN BARCELONA
On the 23rd of April, Sunday, Livraria Lello will be at what is the biggest book celebration in Spain, Sant Jordi.
Livraria Lello welcomes Pilar del Río
On the 15th of April, Livraria Lello will welcome, at 7:30 pm, the writer Pilar del Río. In conversation with the journalist Marta Curado, Pilar will make a presentation of her most recent book, “The island's intuition”.
On March 16th, the manuscript of Amor de Perdição arrived at Livraria Lello directly from Brazil, in a unique exhibition full of history.
Rui Couceiro is the author of the month at Livraria Lello
Rui Couceiro released his first novel, Baiôa sem dia para morte, in June of last year and since then the book has already been republished and received unanimous applause from literary critics from different areas.
A toast to a sustainable development
Butterfly Mark, Fish Motel, and Bob Dylan were some of the moments that were part of the 117th anniversary of Livraria Lello.
"From Dylan with Love"
On the anniversary day, the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World, exhibited the love letters handwritten by the musician and Nobel Prize for North American literature Bob Dylan.
Livraria Lello: first brand in Portugal to receive the Butterfly Mark
Livraria Lello thus became the first brand in Portugal, and the first brand in the world in the cultural area, to have this seal, joining a restricted group of just over 100 brands that achieved it.
117 years of love for book sustainability
Next Friday, January 13th, Livraria Lello celebrates 117 years with eyes set on the future.
Welcome “The Pop Collection”
The Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World has launched a new collection that brings together 43 titles of classic literature. “The Pop Collection” extends the collection launched in 2018, “The Collection”, and encompasses titles such as “Orlando” and “Frankenstein”.
Livraria Lello celebrates Christmas with the opening of the Le Petit Prince room
New artistic installations, an exhibition and a room entirely dedicated to The Little Prince mark the start of a partnership with the Fondation Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and the celebration of Christmas at Livraria Lello.
Livraria Lello invests more than half a million dollars and brings Bob Dylan's unpublished letters to Porto
More than 150 pages handwritten by the Nobel Prize for Literature now belong to the collection of Livraria Lello.
Livraria Lello distinguished as the world's most innovative attraction
Tiqets announced the worldwide winners of the Remarkable Venue Awards. Livraria Lello received the award for "Most Innovative Venue".
Livraria Lello receives Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia
The authors of the best-seller Ballad for Sophie will be at the World's Most Beautiful Bookstore, next friday, for a conversation not to be missed, led by director Luís Araújo.
Livraria Lello is distinguished as the most innovative place to visit in Portugal
Livraria Lello was awarded the Remarkable Venue Awards 2022 in the category Most Innovative Venue - Portugal, a trophy that is given to the most popular place and with the best rating given by visitors.
Livraria Lello brings David Grossman to Portugal
On October 14, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello will host a conversation between award-winning international author David Grossman and journalist and writer Valdemar Cruz.
Livraria Lello spreads vending machines across Porto to claim the book as an essential asset
A partnership between Livraria Lello, My Break by Delta Cafés and Control, takes vending machines with books, coffee and condoms to six locations in Porto and Matosinhos.
Livraria Lello edits a book in honor of the medical profession
The book “A Arte Médica em Portugal no Segundo Milénio” will be presented on September 22 at 7:30 pm, in a conversation between the author, Francisco do Carmo Pacheco, and António Maia Gonçalves, Medical Director of Unilabs and specialist in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care.
Livraria Lello has a new visual identity signed by Eduardo Aires
At the age of 116, the World’s Most Beautiful Bookshop changes its logo for the first time. The new visual identity of the century-old brand was presented last Thursday, by the administrator of Livraria Lello, Aurora Pedro Pinto and by the renowned designer Eduardo Aires.
Livraria Lello keeps tribute to Salman Rushdie despite the author not coming (yet) to Portugal
Salman Rushdie is recovering from the brutal attack he suffered in New York and, therefore, will not be able to travel to Porto to participate in the event that Livraria Lello was going to dedicate to him. Certain that it will soon be able to announce a new date to receive the author, the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World will highlight his work throughout the month of September.
Livraria Lello brings Salman Rushdie to Portugal
On September 17th, Livraria Lello receives the international award-winning author Salman Rushdie for a conversation with journalist, writer, and literary critic Isabel Lucas about his remarkable literary career.
Books published by Livraria Lello are part of the National Reading Program
Books published by Livraria Lello are part of the National Reading Program
Livraria Lello presents a signed collection of Harry Potter first editions at auction
Complete set of signed Harry Potter first editions to benefit the Lumos Foundation, offered by Aurora Pedro Pinto, CEO of one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, Livraria Lello, in Christie’s Valuable Books and Manuscripts Auction.
Livraria Lello donates 10 thousand euros to UNICEF to help Ukrainian children
A thousand copies of "The Little Prince" in Ukrainian, published by Livraria Lello as part of the campaign "Livraria Lello X UNICEF - READ FOR UKRAINE" are already sold out.
ONDJAKI IS THE AUTHOR OF THE MONTH AT LIVRARIA LELLO
On Friday, June 17, at 9:30pm, Livraria Lello welcomes Ondjaki for a conversation with Carlos Nogueira, a professor at the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), about his literary career.
ALBERTO MANGUEL IS THE AUTHOR OF THE MONTH AT LIVRARIA LELLO
On May 16th at 9 pm in Livraria Lello, the journalist Ana Daniela Soares will host the award-winning author and confessed bibliophile Alberto Manguel for a memorable conversation about his literary life.
LIVRARIA LELLO EDIT THE LITTLE PRINCE IN UKRAINIAN TO HELP UKRAINE CHILDREN VICTIMS OF WAR
Solidarity campaign “Livraria Lello X UNICEF – READ FOR UKRAINE” transforms books into support for Ukrainian children. For each copy of The Little Prince in Ukrainian sold, Livraria Lello donates €10 to UNICEF. Books are already on pre-order.
Livraria Lello opens new space dedicated to rare books, first editions and luxury books
On March 31st, Livraria Lello will inaugurate Gemma, a privileged and exclusive place for those seeking books as an investment object. Some of the world's most unique works from the library's collection will be on display.
Children's version of "The Jungle Book" receives international illustration award
Book published by Livraria Lello with illustrations by Evelina Oliveira distinguished in the iJungle Awards 2021.
Livraria Lello publishes first arab translations of "The Lusiad" and "Message"
The first editions in Arabic of the most famous poetic works in Portuguese literature have 1000 copies each and were launched in Dubai, on the day Livraria Lello celebrated its 116th anniversary.
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.
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
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? ...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gilda nunes barata release a book with unpublished poems edited by livraria lello.
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.
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.
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.
Over 5,600 new authors from 39 countries dispute the Livraria Lello "Quarantine Tales” Prize
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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