Bookstores Around The World

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Bookstores Around The World










ISBN: 978-5-6044897-6-5

64 pages

24,5 x 34 cm - n/a€


A bookstore is a place where you feel the magic. It’s also a place where you come to meet yourself and at the same time travel to other worlds.
With this book join the author on a journey to the most amazing bookstores around the world. We’ll visit bookstores inside a train station and a cathedral, a floating bookstore and a bookstore the size of a whole neighborhood, the oldest bookstore and the bookstore that only sells one book, first outdoor bookstore and the bookstore you can live in.
All of them keep memories they’re ready to share with you. After all, a bookstore is also a place where the most amazing stories happen (just like in the books).


The book will contain 24 bookstores. For 6 of them (Argentina, USA, Portugal, France, UK, Russia) more detailed historical spreads will be available. On these pages, we’ll learn something about the whole country and its history, not only the particular bookstore. For each of the remaining stores, there will be a spread with a big illustration expressing the spirit of the bookstore and its particularities.


Complete English translation available

Rights sold: Korean, simplified Chinese, German and world English languages


Awards and selections:

⭐Shortlisted for Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2024 (Finalists List)

⭐Selected for The BRAW Amazing Bookshelf 2024


Publisher: Mile Books


Maria Ivashkina is an author, editorial designer and illustrator. Having a degree in architecture, she realised that she wants to work with the architecture of books and proceeded her studies in editorial design. In 2020, she opened her own children’s publishing house Mile Books, and a year later published her first book — Komorebi, Sobremesa, Gezellig. Bookstores around the world is the third book that she has written and illustrated.

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