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A beautiful bookshop in Brazil July 20, 2014 – Posted in: bookshops, Content, Interior Design

The people of Brazil have something else to cheer about in addition the recent World Cup festivities. Check out the Livraria Cultura bookshop in São Paulo designed by Studio MK-27. The goal was to create a bookshop that doubled as a meeting place and as these images attest they seem to have done a fine job. The open well-light floor plan allows for a comfortable shopping experience as well as encouraging customers to hang around and enjoy the space.    …

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A Peek into Sigmund Freud’s Life May 6, 2014 – Posted in: Interior Design, Libraries, Miscellany

Sigmund Freud was born on this day in 1856. Trained as a neurologist Freud was the founding father of psychoanalysis and left one of the larger footprints on 20th century thought and culture. His “innovative treatment of human actions, dreams, and indeed of cultural artifacts as invariably possessing implicit symbolic significance has proven to be extraordinarily fruitful, and has had massive implications for a wide variety of fields including psychology, anthropology, semiotics, and artistic creativity and appreciation.”…

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Follow the Rainbow: The Children’s Section at Saraiva Bookstore in São Paulo April 4, 2014 – Posted in: books in design, bookshops, Interior Design

Wow! Loving this interior designed by architect and furniture designer Arthur Casas for the Saraiva Bookstore in São Paulo, Brazil . While the rest of the bookstore stays pretty linear he has created a stunning children’s section. Wrapped in a rainbow-colored carpet with Gaudi-style shelves for display I’d be hard-pressed to get my kids to ever want to leave.     Images via Fubiz h/t Neatorama

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The BookBar is open May 31, 2013 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, bookshops, Interior Design

Look what just opened in Denver. It’s the BookBar! Owner Nicole Sullivan “dreamt of a gathering space for those who love reading and she wanted to create an atmosphere where they would feel at home.” The books are new and the food is hors d’oeuvres and desserts. The place is kid friendly and the ingredients are sourced locally.  Menu close-up of book counter BookBar website It’s a Bar, It’s a Bookstore: BookBar Opened – Eater Denver Previously on Book Patrol: A Book Wall in a…

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