Ler Devagar – the coolest bookstore in Lisbon

Ler Devagar (Slowly Reading) is more than a bookstore, is an invitation to enjoy a very pleasant area. The unique decoration of this bookstore earned the title of one of the most beautiful in the world by the American publication Flavorwire. In addition, the site has been featured in the New York Times and other leading publications around the world. The walls filled with books up to the ceiling, the sculpture of a bicycle floating to the front door, and a machine that printed the newspapers in the past are part of the relaxed, modern and creative environment that you will find there.

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In addition to many books, with special emphasis the variety of titles in subjects related to arts and creativity, Ler Devagar has a wide cultural program. There are concerts, workshops, tertulias, debates, conferences, theater, dance, music, among others. Inside the bookstore, there is also a coffee shop and the famous Bolo da Marta – obligatory for those who like meringue. On the 2nd floor, you can visit the permanent exhibition of the artist Pietro Proserpio. The contraptions created by him tell stories in a different and playful way. If the artist is in there, it’s worth listening to the explanations behind his creations.

 

The Ler Devagar is such a unique place that could not be installed on somewhere else than in the LX Factory. This old factory from 1846 has housed companies from various sectors and now is a creative hub and one of the ‘cool’ points of the city. To read a book, to meet friends or just even to know the place, Ler Devagar is a right choice.

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Lisbon also has other very interesting points for literature lovers, as Bertrand – oldest bookstore in the world, or Cabine de Leitura – an old telephone booth turned into a public library.

Ler Devagar – Information

Site: http://www.lerdevagar.com/

Address: Rua Rodrigues Faria,n. 103 – Ed. G – 0.3, 1300-501 Lisboa

Working hours: Monday – 12pm-09pm | Tuesday-Thursday – 12pm-12am | Friday-Saturday – 12pm-02am | Sunday 11am-09pm

 

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