Sunday, July 5, 2009

Reading during summertime

When we go on holiday, many people think that reading is not a leisure activity. In fact, many youngsters admit to being obliged while studying, and they are not used to doing it in their spare time. However, they would change their minds if they visited Porto. This city in the North of Portugal houses one of the most fascinating bookshops in Europe, the Livraria Lello & Irmao. Opened in 1869, it keeps its magnificence with a spectacular facade in the neogothic style. Inside this two-storey building, its spiral staircase catches the visitors' attention. Meanwhile, anyone can have a cup of coffee and peep at J.K. Rowling's stories upstairs. Don't you wonder why hers? Yes, this bookshop was used as the setting for many Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts. Now, there's no excuse to go straight past a bookshop. Get in and find an enjoyable title for a hot sleepless night...a door to new worlds is opened to you waiting to be found somewhere.

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