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Book lovers delight

On Rua Garrett this bookstore is a delight. Has an english language section. They will stamp your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TINAMMG
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Ireland
Take a ride and breathe books smell

It's a Temple you must see in your Lisbon walkings. Take half an hour at least to see very... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2019
1968sergiog
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Considering that it is the oldest bookstore it has aged pretty well. From the outside you do not know what to expect. We walked inside with high anticipation. We were not expecting the modern feel. However, everything flowed from from section to section so intimately....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Rua Garrett this bookstore is a delight. Has an english language section. They will stamp your book to state that it was purchased in the oldest bookstore in the world.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank TINAMMG
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

Not as grand as Porto's famous bookshop but more history being the worlds oldest book shop. Amazing choice.

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

We were delighted to learn about this old book store in Lisbon. We browsed and enjoyed the moment. We bought a few books for memories. The cafe inside is a nice touch. Had coffee and imagined how it was before when paperbacks and hardcover were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Joe_Cruzer
Reviewed April 27, 2019

Opened in the 18th century by a Frenchman, Pierre Bertrand, the Bertrand bookshop, located in the Chiado district, is the oldest bookshop in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. It's a joy to visit and has a very nice coffee shop. It's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank martyncymro
Reviewed April 15, 2019

It's a Temple you must see in your Lisbon walkings. Take half an hour at least to see very beautiful pictures books ( as as in the entrance on the left ) and lots of novels and thematic books. Most of them in other languages...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1968sergiog
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

There are only a limited number of English or English-translated books. Got Jose Saramago's "The Tale of the Unknown Island" and an anthology of Fernando Pessao poems. I'm a book lover so it makes sense to pay homage to this place.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TREKKEARL
Reviewed March 15, 2019

While nothing about the store makes you feel like you are back in the late 1700's, it's great to walk through doors and know books have been sold there for centuries. Portuguese readers will have a lot of fun. There are two small sections with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PatSnyder
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Lovely bookstore. It’s the oldest operational one in the world - the books you buy may be stamped accordingly if you wish. Despite the ancient age the store is well renovated. The staff is very friendly. Credit cards are accepted. The minor issue for me...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rolshchikov-Dmitry
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

WATCH OUT! Literally had a guy try to take my phone from my bag a couple minutes ago while looking at the books. Thankfully another old man tried to give me a book so I turned around and saw him... SO I SAW HIM HOLDING...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank KatriciaB
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streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and
viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the
famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa,
having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used
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