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Livraria Lello suggests...

Livraria Lello suggests...
March brought to the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World the author Rui Couceiro and the Exhibition of the Manuscript of Amor de Perdição by Camilo Castelo Branco. Inspired by these events, our booksellers have chosen three absolutely unmissable books! They started with "A Viagem" by Virginia Woolf, followed by "Baiôa without a date to die" of the author of the month, and ended with a special edition by Livraria Lello itself, the Archivo 1861.

The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

The Voyage Out is the first novel published by Virginia Woolf. The theme of the book has something of a mythic modern coming of age, reflecting Woolf's move from domestic life in a London suburb to the environment of the Bloomsbury Group. 
This book has characteristics of a classic novel with nuances of Modernism, typical of the author. All the literary strength is present between the lines and in the conduct of the characters' dialogues, it is a story that is beyond expectation.
Baiôa sem data para morrer by Rui Couceiro 

This book brings together the poetry and irony of memorable characters and imaginative exuberance, building a web that thickens as you read, Rui Couceiro puts face to face two antagonistic worlds, the urban and the rural. 
The book has been acclaimed by several authors including Alberto Manguel, one of Livraria Lello's authors of the month, who admitted he read the book in one night. According to the author "this is such a perfect novel, so wonderfully written, with such originality, that I can't believe it is his first novel."

Archivo 1861 by Camilo Castelo Branco

The Archivo 1861 brings together twenty chapters from the twenty most important editions of Camilo Castelo Branco's magnum opus, in an edition limited to 144 copies numbered from 1 to 144. Besides a deserved tribute to Love of Perdition, it also celebrates the typographies, bookstores, and publishers that have marked the Porto publishing market in the last centuries. Each chapter is a faithful reproduction of the edition to which it corresponds and tells the story of that same edition. 
The Archivo 1861 is the first book object that Livraria Lello seals and includes a certified copy of Camilo Castelo Branco's sentence issued by Tribunal da Relação do Porto, photographs lent by Centro Português de Fotografia, a letter signed by the Director of Livraria Lello and a surprise book written by Camilo that is part of the estate of Lello Editores recently acquired by Livraria Lello.