A blog where subjects are unlimited and perspectives are endless. Here we start from the book and return to it, to deal with the most important current issues. We give voice to Livraria Lello and we invite different agents of society to share their voice as well.
Dia Mundial do Sonho
24 of September of 2021
When the dream is to write: what changes after winning a literary award?

Exactly one year ago, on World Dream Day, the winners of the literary competition “Quarantine Short Stories” were announced. To mark the date, we talked with Cláudia Barbieri, Cláudia Fernandes, Frederico Klumb, Helena Correia, Hugo Araújo, Márcio Cruzeiro and Mathieu Fleury, to understand what has changed in the last year.

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Hugo van der Ding
17 of September of 2021
“When I hear people calling me an illustrator or cartoonist it makes me want to laugh”

In his first meeting with Livraria Lello, Hugo Sousa Tavares, known as Hugo van der Ding, insisted on having his bookshelves loaded with books as a backdrop. In a humorous conversation – as it should be – Hugo van der Ding revealed an intimate relationship with the world of books.

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Porto city
26 of August of 2021
Three books & Three trips

Holidays are synonymous with rest, relaxation, and leisure. But it’s also a time to redefine the return to studies or work. For this vacation period, when many people are still on vacation, we recommend three readings, in three different literary forms.

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A LITERARY PORTO: 5 SPOTS THAT BOOK LOVERS CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS
30 of July of 2021
A LITERARY PORTO: 5 SPOTS THAT BOOK LOVERS CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS

Literature runs in the DNA of Porto: from streets named after authors, to street bookshops and second-hand booksellers, passing through places that inspire writing. In fact, it is tough to choose. With this in mind, Livraria Lello suggests some places you cannot miss to enjoy the perfect summer day.

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Livraria Lello suggests… "Selected Poems", by Jorge Luís Borges, and "Pão com Fiambre", by Charles Bukowski
29 of July of 2021
Livraria Lello suggests…

"Selected Poems", by Jorge Luís Borges, and "Pão com Fiambre" [Ham On Rye], by Charles Bukowski, are the suggestions of Livraria Lello booksellers for August.

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DW Pine
20 of July of 2021
A Historic Partnership

"When Livraria Lello commissioned me to create a large-scale exhibition of TIME covers, it was a wonderful opportunity to not only partner with the world’s most beautiful bookstore, but to see TIME’s nearly 100-year history prominently displayed". D.W. Pine

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LIVRARIA LELLO HAS NEVER BEEN CLOSER
06 of July of 2021
LIVRARIA LELLO HAS NEVER BEEN CLOSER

The World’s Most Beautiful Bookshop has a new address in the digital world. A new website brings all Livraria Lello's personality online, in an agile, intuitive, and close way. It is true. We've never been closer!

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Livraria Lello suggests… "Teoria Geral do Esquecimento" and "Os Vivos e os Outros"
05 of July of 2021
Livraria Lello suggests...

"Teoria Geral do Esquecimento" and "Os Vivos e os Outros" are the suggestions of Livraria Lello booksellers for this month.

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Sendo os outros
23 of April of 2021
BEING THE OTHERS

"Books, in their delusions and excesses, in their magnitude, give us the only imaginable sanity. The one that makes us live without nightmares and constraints, that allows us to live with intensity, transporting us to landscapes that, without being there, we can envisage by reading."

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Nobel of female literature
17 of March of 2021
Women and Nobel Prize in Literature: 5 Authors You Should Know

We highlight five women, five writers, five Nobel Prizes for Literature. They are part of the short list of authors who, between 1909 and 2020, were recognized by the Swedish Academy and represent Women and Writers, in all their diversity. Getting to know them and reading them is Livraria Lello's suggestion for you, on International Women's Day.

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