São Paulo is one of Brazil’s busiest metropolises, but it also offers a literary haven for book lovers from all around the world. If you’re on a quest for your next perfect read while exploring this bustling city, here are three charming libraries and bookstores that will welcome you with open arms.
Biblioteca Mário de Andrad
Biblioteca Mário de Andrad became a cornerstone of Brazil’s cultural heritage over the course of the past century, and you shouldn’t miss it for the world during your visit. It houses an impressive collection of over 3.2 million items, ranging from rare books to maps and prints.
If we had to choose São Paulo’s most popular bookstore chain, Livraria Cultura would definitely take the cake! You’ll find several charming bookstores scattered all around the city, but the Avenida Paulista branch is definitely its crowning jewel, thanks to its amazing location inside a renovated Cine Astor movie theater and the iconic wooden dragon sculpture.
Livraria da Vila
Livraria da Vila is another popular chain with modest roots that blossomed into a successful brand with approximately ten bookstores. Each one is a true delight for passionate book lovers, and they’ll impress you with their modern design and extensive collections.