Bookmark this! World’s best bookstores

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Bookstores seem to be dying faster than it takes to download the complete works of Shakespeare these days, so when one comes back from the grave, it’s a cause for celebration.

As is the case in New York, where venerable retailer Rizzoli Bookstore – booted out of its grandiose West 57th Street premises in April 2014 – reopened for business in 2015. Some feared Rizzoli’s flagship would be gone for good, mounting protests to decry the loss of its elaborate ceilings bedecked with chandeliers, iron-railed balconies and, of course, its well-stocked shelves.