This collection of bookstores from around the world is an exquisite showcase of design and cultural preservation. With today's online shops dominating print, music and film, folks often forget how wonderful these places are. The bookstore remains a great place to pick up a copy of your favorite hardcover, or just go and pick up a proper chick with a solid head on her shoulders. Hit the thumbs to catch a collection of beautiful bookstores from around the world. [Flavorwire]