Buy a book from our collection and receive a free Ticket-Voucher to visit us!

Livraria Lello suggests...

Livraria Lello sugere...
This month, we had several events and commemorative days. The presence of author Jorge Carrión, who gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of his works, and the Halloween action with our visitors, were the central themes for October's reading suggestions.

Bookshops, Jorge Carrión

What is the meaning of bookstores in the collective imagination? What is its role in the History of Ideas and Letters? In this brilliant essay, Jorge Carrión creates a possible chronology of the development of bookstores and their artistic representation - how they became cultural myths, centers of gatherings and political resistance.

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

Obsessed with the generation of life, Swiss scientist Victor Frankenstein collects bodies in cemeteries and hospitals to gather material that can give life to a new being. However, the hideous creature that results, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, rebels against his sad condition and sets out on a journey to destroy his creator. A horror classic that explores the dangers of science, the ethics of creation, and the consequences of trauma. Frankenstein is one of the unmissable novels in fantasy literature that has influenced generations of authors, and addresses key themes that leave no one indifferent - especially at a time when the issues of genetic engineering and bioterrorism are increasingly present.