El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina: An old movie theater converted into an amazing bookstore. You guys, it's a BOOKSTORE in a THEATER. And apparently you can have coffee on the stage and read up in the balconies.
This divine neo-gothic bookstore, opened in contains what we consider to be the ultimate definition of a stairway to heaven. Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal From The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World.
El Ateneo bookstore / Buenos Aires Argentina This bookstore, one of the biggest of Argentina (if not whole southamerica), is located inside a theater called Grand Splendid on Santa Fé Ave. This theater was bought by Grupo IHLSA (the owner of El Ateneo).