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Social media is all abuzz these days with BuzzFeed quizzes that help determine which deadly creature you are and random lists such as the top ten disastrous English royal weddings.

Today I stumbled over an intriguing BuzzFeed list that I actually found quite worthwhile: 17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life. Now, while I can’t attest as to whether or not this list will literally change your life, it will sweep you away to some very charming, inviting, nooks that beckon bookworms.

Here are the two that caught my attention:

Atlantis Books in Santorini, Greece

Atlantis Books

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I’ll confess that Santorini is on my personal travel bucket list, so I’m sure that has a lot to do with the appeal of Atlantis Books. BuzzFeed says one’s entrance into this book store is much like emergence into a cave. And apparently, there are notes and messages written all over the walls—review and commentary graffiti! I want to sun on those alabaster steps while reading Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Come on, you know you’ve read it—or watched the movie!

Word on the Water in London

Word on Water

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And in full disclosure, England has a very special piece of my heart; therefore, I know that is exactly why Word on the Water caught my eye. According to Buzzfeed, readers can board the barge to browse its selection and venture to the roof for poetry readings and live music. I could make a day and evening of it! Here, I’d succumb to the hypnotic sway of the water and seek an original (or at least really old) copy of Alice in Wonderland, perhaps sent over to the floating retailer from an “Once Upon a Time” enthusiast of Lewis Carroll (you know, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in Oxford.

Here at home, my favorite place to curl up with a good book is rather boring—the couch, with a soft chamois throw, fire ablaze, warm coffee in hand. But, oh how I love being boring—it means I get to lose myself in pages.

Which of these 17 bookstores appeal to you? Or is there somewhere else you fancy?

About the Author

Jessica LaGrossaI am a writer, editor and social media expert with 13 years combined experience in the journalism and publishing fields, both online and in print. Originally a small town gal from Tennessee, I grew up in the Atlanta area. After marrying my college sweetheart I relocated to Pennsylvania where my husband and I are now raising our son and daughter in the suburbs of Philly.View all posts by Jessica LaGrossa

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