The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Livrarias

There is nothing I like more than to walk into Lisbon livrarias and discover books I didn’t even know I couldn’t live without.

All my trips to Portugal have included visits to bookstores, whether in the Algarve, Lisbon, or Porto. I always bring a list of books I am hoping to find and it’s always a delight when I do see them on the shelf waiting for me. There’s nothing as satisfying as returning to Toronto with a suitcase heavy with books. That’s what happened the last time I was in Lisbon in 2011.

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3 Responses to The Last Time I saw Lisbon: Livrarias

  1. Ilda says:

    I would love browsing in these bookstores, can’t, so at least I’m lucky to browse through your photos.

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  2. So sad that your trip was cancelled this year. Love these often rustic images. So nice that you have saved these lovely remembrances.

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  3. Kathie B says:

    By sheer coincidence, this morning on “Travel With Rick Steves” on public radio, the middle segment of the program (a rerun from a few years ago) was devoted to LIsbon: it gave me saudades all over again!
    https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/radio/programs/program-488

    And generally re Lisbon:
    https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/lisbons-gold-still-shines

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