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Atlantis Books

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Address: Oia 84702, Greece
Phone Number: +30 22860 72346
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Paradise for book lovers

From the moment I saw the place, I was in love. In love with the quotes on the outside wall, the crammed shelves, poetry right inside the door, and books even stacked on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

From the moment I saw the place, I was in love. In love with the quotes on the outside wall, the crammed shelves, poetry right inside the door, and books even stacked on the floor. Lovely change of pace in this crowded tourist area filled with souvenir shops, jewelry stores, and boutiques. They have a rooftop terrace that visitors are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Bookshops, as anybody who has read Marx on their kindle knows, are nekulturny and should be replaced by something of cultural importance like Starbucks. Wanting to crush the little upstart which tried to befoul my holiday with its eccentric charms I strode in and besmirched my eyes upon their shelves. Clearly run by idiots, as I noticed they were out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Probably the most adorable book shop I've ever been in. Immediately upon arrival I enjoyed the scent of Palo Santo burning and I was in heaven! I was intrigued by reading the history of the shop on a timeline painted on the ceiling. I also loved the trap door to the roof terrace. The shop had a sweet pooch enjoying... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It's a magical place full of a fantastic collection of books, very nice people with an amazing story to tell and a jawdropping view of the sea. I absolutely loved their postcard rack!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Beautiful shop, friendly people, great music on the speakers, and a wonderful selection. GO TO THIS PLACE AND BUY A BOOK.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We so appreciate independent bookstores and this is one of the most unique ones we have seen.When we were in Paris, the Shakespeare & Company bookstore was special and this is very similar to that one. The Atlantis Books was written up in the New York Times. This is a very tiny place but jam packed with books with sections... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is without a doubt, one of the coolest stores I have ever come across anywhere in the world. The front desk girl at our hotel recommended it and we had no idea what to expect but man, was it ever awesome. Words can't describe it, but the best I could say is somewhere between the store from Notting Hill... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I've loved Shakespeare and Company in Paris for over four decades. When Jeremy Mercer wrote his book, TIME WAS SOFT THERE, about Shakespeare and Company, I wrote him. He responded saying he was on his way to Santorini to visit ATLANTIS BOOKS. I immediately went and was not disappointed. The bookstore on this beautiful island is one of my best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

After reading about Atlantis Books on the web and in guidebooks, I was determined to find it and it was everything I expected...and more. A bookshop needs more than a well-chosen, eclectic selection of books & beautiful stationery, it needs someone who truly loves reading. Atlantis Books has been crafted with a love of words and books - the artistic... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stumbled across this on our last night in Santorini. You can find it on the walk to the windmill and on the way to the viewpoint looking back on Oia and the windmill landmark. It takes you away from the usual tourist shops into a magical world of beauty. You have the great colours painted on the walls of the... More 

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