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Livraria Cultura

Address: Avenida Paulista 2073 | Conjunto Nacional, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Centro Historico)
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Given that I've never been to all the bookstores in South America, much less all the ones in Sao Paulo, I'm just going to go ahead and declare this the best in South America. Great little English section for the gringos. There's a dragon hanging from the ceiling. On Tuesdays there's free jazz in the theater. That's right- the bookstore... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Brilliant store, best selection of books in the country. All the specialities, though can be v pricey. Good for hard to find books on Brazil. Nice cafe and atmosphere. Great for wet days in Sao Paulo

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
97 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This book store is huge and you can find books from all sorts. The books are distributed around 4 floors. The place also has a coffee shop and a theater. Other branches from the same book store can be found in the same building complex. Those book stores are specific for art and geek books. Another one only sells books... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 reviews 4 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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
75 reviews 75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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