Top 3 Tips for Planning an Epic Bookstore Tour in Each New City

Daunt Books, London, England
Daunt Books, London, England. Photo by Pauline Loroy on Unsplash

If you love reading and traveling in equal measure, you probably can’t resist checking out bookstores in each new country you visit. Most major cities are home to dozens of bookstores you can explore, and these tips will help you pick the best ones to visit and organize the bookstore tour of your dreams.

Research Comes First

From Google and Pinterest to Instagram and TikTok, there are many platforms that can introduce you to amazing bookstores in a new city. Doing research beforehand comes in handy because you’ll get to learn which bookstores have an impressive book collection, a beautiful interior, and a book café on their premises.

Local Recommendations

If you think you’re missing out on something after doing your research, asking locals for help is always an option. They may introduce you to some nice tiny bookstores with a local feel that you haven’t stumbled upon while doing your research.

Narrow Down Your Options

It can be difficult to decide which bookstores to visit when your time is limited, especially since you have many other attractions to check out. Depending on the length of your stay, narrow down your options to three to five best choices. Bookstores with the most picture-perfect interior and the best book collection in the languages that you speak should be put first.