While in Porto I read of a famous bookstore called the Livraria Lello, one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal. I love old bookstores. It’s known for its beauty but also for the fact that J.K. Rowling sat upstairs while writing some of her Harry Potter books and apparently there is a library in the series based on this bookstore. This fact has made the place extremely popular. I never could get into Harry Potter. I’m not that much a fan of science fiction and the first movie bored me silly. It is so popular that you have to go up the street a bit and buy a 4 Euro entry ticket. If you bought a book, and I did, you get a discount with the entry ticket. My 13 Euro book was 11 Euros thanks to that. It’s a small place and it was packed. It was, indeed, beautiful.
As you enter.
Underneath the lovely staircase.
The concrete stairs are red. I’m not sure if they have always been so.
I liked this curve of the stairs.
The stained glass up above.
Looking down from the second floor.