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the best bookstores in the world

1. This majestic converted 1920s movie palace uses theater boxes for reading rooms and draws Thousands of tourists every year. Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2. This is the entrance of the bookstore Le Bal des Ardents in Lyon, France.

3. For those who like their green spaces (and coffee shops) to Invade their bookstores. Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico

4. The bookstore section of the larger complex dedicated to art and design certainly lives up to its mission. Corso Como Bookshop , Milan, Italy

5. Kid’s Republic Book Store in Beijing, China by Sako Architects

6. Livraria Lello & Irmão (open since 1906), Porto, Portugal

7. A gorgeous converted Dominican church gives the power of reading its due diligence. Selexyz Bookstore , Maastricht, Holland

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Loft Studio, Atlanta of Rob Brinson & Jill Sharp Brinson

Atlanta-based photographer Rob Brinson has had this loft studio in the King Plow Art Center, a former plow factory from the 1800s, for 23 years now. Today it’s the full-time studio space he always dreamed of when he first became a photographer. He and his wife, Jill Sharp Brinson, stylist, designer and creative director for Ballard Designs, lived there full-time for six years but now use the living spaces as a getaway and a crash-pad for friends and relatives.

The studio has over 1,000 panes of glass and has incredible light for work. It is over 6,500 square feet with sections 25-feet tall with clerestories and was originally the foundry and pattern shop for the factory. It’s located in the Westside District of Atlanta.

The style is industrial and functional. It’s kind of like a space with a view, as every room has great natural light.

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