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Livraria Cultura

Avenida Paulista 2073 | Conjunto Nacional, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Bela Vista)
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Livraria Cultura is one of my favorite places in the world. Books as far as the eye can see - spread over 6 floors in 2 stores (located across from each other). The majority of the books are (of course) in Portuguese, but Cultura also has a very large collection of English. Spanish, and French titles (a few in German... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This huge store is not only the best bookstore in the city, but also a very attractive place for tourists. Easy to find books in other languages, DVDs, games, CDs and Vinyl.

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asuncion
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This *book store* is huge and deserves a visit. Has three levels and there´s a dinosaur hanging from the ceiling :D

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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a nice place to browse/ buy books. Unlike the States you can't bring books to read to in the Coffee shop. There is always lots of people and sometimes they have book signings. There is also a Cinema and they usually show good foreign films. This place is well located, right in the Paulista Ave, the most popular... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It is a huge book seller. Many options of books. There is a place for kids. It is a beatiful place. Seat and read and relax.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Once I found it this was great. HOWEVER The bookshop is in a shopping centre on paulista avenida next to Consolação metro. NOT on the big motorway. I saw other confused people there...Someone change The map. Thank you. Otherwise, great resource and lovely atmosphere. Yes books are expensive but you can sit in the cafe and read them.

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Neat store but picture a Chapters/Indigo mashed up with a Tower/HMV and fill it with a ton of people. There's just too many people there. However there's a bunch of English print that's usually unavailable in Brazil. Be prepared to pay 2-3x what you'd pay in North American for any books or magazines. IMO there's a much better bookstore with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Best bookstore in Brazil!! I usually go there to find books to myself and my family. My daughter loves the theater and the kid's place. Also you have space to take a look in a book and a good coffee place!!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Spending some time in the Livraria Cultura Paulista is a very "paulistano" thing to do. If you can avoid the busiest hours: saturday and sunday afternoon, you will have a great going from book to book. Do not forget to stop by at the Cafe. Amazing!

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Really nice bookstore (specially the one located at Conjunto Nacional). Wi-fi zone, close to the subway. Also, close to Av Paulista, another interesting point in SP. Kids can play and read books. It is a fun place.

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