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David Machado e João Fazenda
05 of February of 2024
David Machado is Livraria Lello's author of the month for February

Livraria Lello is pleased to present the author of the month of February, children's short story writer David Machado, who will be accompanied by the illustrator of his most recent children's book Esta História, João Fazenda. The session with the author will take place on February 24th, at 9 p.m. at The Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World.

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montra118
16 of January of 2024
The hour is here! From the Fog to the Sun that will come

Livraria Lello reveals its new window display, an artistic installation signed by Atelier Caviar and inspired by a poem from Message by Fernando Pessoa.

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Aniversário118
10 of January of 2024
Livraria Lello celebrates 118 years by announcing the creation of a Foundation and new offices in a historic building

On January 13th, Livraria Lello celebrates its 118th anniversary with a reminder of the alarming numbers of reading and access to culture in Portugal.

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Francisco Seixas
04 of December of 2023
Livraria Lello welcomes Francisco Seixas da Costa to present the book "Antes Que Me Esqueça"

Former ambassador Francisco Seixas da Costa will be at Livraria Lello, on December 9th, at 9 pm, in a session where he will present his new memoir Antes Que Me Esqueça.

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Ágatha Ruiz de La Prada
05 of December of 2023
Ágatha Ruiz de La Prada launches her biography at Livraria Lello

Designer and international reference Ágatha Ruiz de La Prada is launching her biography "A Minha História" in Portugal. On December 5, at 9 p.m., the author will present her book at the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World.

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João Tordo
15 of November of 2023
Livraria Lello welcomes João Tordo for the launch of his new novel O Nome que a Cidade Esqueceu

Livraria Lello will welcome, on November 24th, at 9 pm, the author João Tordo for the presentation of his new book The Name that the City Forgot.

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Window Display inspired by "Hansel and Gretel" by the Brothers Grimm
10 of November of 2023
Window Display inspired by "Hansel and Gretel" by the Brothers Grimm

"Hansel and Gretel" is a classic tale by the Brothers Grimm, steeped in the tradition of children's literature. The story follows two brothers who, lost in the forest, find a house made of sweets and treats. However, the house is inhabited by an evil witch.

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The first culinary serial in the Portuguese language, published between 1836 and 1837 and almost disappeared, will be republished by Livraria Lello in a book in partnership with Real Gabinete Português de Leitura.
06 of November of 2023
Livraria Lello republishes Annona or Misto Curioso, the first culinary magazine in Portuguese

The first culinary serial in the Portuguese language, published between 1836 and 1837 and almost disappeared, will be republished by Livraria Lello in a book in partnership with Real Gabinete Português de Leitura.

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Enrique Vila-Matas is Livraria Lello's author of the month for November
23 of October of 2023
Enrique Vila-Matas is Livraria Lello's author of the month for November

On November 3rd, at 9pm, Livraria Lello will host the award-winning Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas for a talk about his literary career.

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 Camilo Castelo Branco
16 of October of 2023
162 years since the acquittal of Camilo Castelo Branco marked with a guided tour by Joel Cleto

October 16th marks the 162nd anniversary of Camilo Castelo Branco's acquittal for the crime of adultery.

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Jorge Carrión
03 of October of 2023
Jorge Carrión is Livraria Lello's Author of the Month

On October 11, at 9 p.m., Livraria Lello will host writer Jorge Cárrion for a conversation with journalist Anabela Mota Ribeiro about his most recent literary works. At the end, there will be an autograph session with the Catalan author.

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fernando
03 of October of 2023
Fernando Pinto do Amaral in the last Posfácio das Carmelitas Rentrée

The author will be in conversation with Maria Bochicchio this Saturday, October 7th, at 5 PM.

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antónio
26 of September of 2023
Posfácio das Carmelitas welcomes poetry by António Carlos Cortez

The poet, professor, literary critic and essayist, António Carlos Cortez, is the guest of the third session of the Posfácio das Carmelitas.

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Saramago
11 of October of 2023
Livraria Lello hosts International Congress on José Saramago

Between October 11 and 13, Livraria Lello will host the International Congress "What shall we do with José Saramago? In the 25 Years of the Nobel Prize".

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madalena
18 of September of 2023
Livraria Lello hosts presentation of debut book by Madalena Sá Fernandes

On 22 September, at 9pm, Livraria Lello will host journalist and writer Madalena Sá Fernandes for the presentation of her debut book Leme.

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posfácio
15 of September of 2023
DINA FERREIRA AND VALDEMAR CRUZ IN THE CARMELITAS POSTSCRIPT

Bookseller and author Dina Ferreira and journalist and writer Valdemar Cruz are the next guests at Posfácio das Carmelitas - Rentrée, organised by Livraria Lello.

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happiness
11 of September of 2023
Livraria Lello and Optimism at Happiness Camp

Livraria Lello is coming to Happiness Camp with surprises and lots of optimism. And this year, with its own stand!

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posfácio
06 of September of 2023
Livraria Lello celebrates rentrée with the return of Posfácio das Carmelitas

In the month of rentrée, Livraria Lello is bringing new books and writers back to Rua das Carmelitas for another edition of Posfácio das Carmelitas.

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30 of August of 2023
Livraria Lello elected ‘The Most Beautiful Bookstore in the World’ by the worldwide community One Thousand Libraries

Livraria Lello, in Porto, was chosen as “The Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World”, this time, by the global platform One Thousand Libraries (1000 Libraries), the largest online community of library and bookstores fans worldwide.

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Prémio
24 of August of 2023
"The Collection" and the new Livraria Lello brand honoured at the Graphis Design Awards 2024

The collection of literary classics "The Collection", in its "Pop" reissue, and the new visual identity of Livraria Lello were recognized internationally with Platinum and Gold awards, respectively, at the most recent edition of the Design Awards 2024, organized by Graphis in the United States.

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Candido
27 of July of 2023
Manifesto of satire, adventure and optimism

The new window display of the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World explores this world of Candide, from Metaphysics-Theology-Cosmolonigology to the unpredictable and insane repercussions of each of the events.

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medalha
17 of July of 2023
Porto City Council awards the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World

On June 9th, Livraria Lello received a medal of merit awarded by the Porto City Council.

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principezinho
26 of June of 2023
Livraria Lello celebrates the International Day of The Little Prince

June 29 marks the date of birth of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of the book The Little Prince and, therefore, officially became the International Day of The Little Prince.

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Bic
26 of June of 2023
Livraria Lello, Lionesa Group and BIC celebrate 90 years of architect Álvaro Siza with the launch of a limited edition ballpoint pen

A unique version of the elegant BIC® Cristal® Re’New ballpoint pen, celebrating the greatest Portuguese architect, is launched by Livraria Lello.

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Saint John
20 of June of 2023
Saint John arrived at the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World

From the 22nd of June, Livraria Lello will be decorated to celebrate the biggest festival in the city of Porto: Saint John.

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LIVRARIA LELLO IN MADRID
08 of June of 2023
TE QUIERO ESPAÑA – LIVRARIA LELLO IN MADRID

Livraria Lello travels to Madrid to celebrate the city's Book Fair, demonstrating its love for the country's inhabitants, who visit the Livraria daily.

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World Children’s Day
31 of May of 2023
ENCHANTED STAIR: LIVRARIA LELLO CELEBRATES WORLD CHILDREN'S DAY

On World Children's Day we decided to honor the date in an innovative way. Inspired by the creativity of the little ones, the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World challenged the little artists to decorate its most emblematic element, the staircase.

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Posfácio
01 of June of 2023
Postscript of Carmelitas

On the next 3rd, 10th and 17th of June, at 5 pm, Livraria Lello leaves to Rua das Carmelitas, loaded with books and writers, to celebrate the month of the city.

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Zimler
23 of May of 2023
LIVRARIA LELLO WELCOMES RICHARD ZIMLER

On the 1st of June, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello will welcome the American journalist, writer and professor Richard Zimler.

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Itamar
12 of May of 2023
Livraria Lello welcomes Itamar Vieira Junior

On May 26th, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello will welcome the author Itamar Vieira Junior for the presentation of his latest book Salvar o Fogo.

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Montra
11 of May of 2023
A Perfect Illusion

A black and white window with a lovely touch of Viva Magenta, Pantone© Color of The Year 2023, and a color that is also an illusion created by our eyes.

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João de Melo
10 of May of 2023
JOÃO DE MELO IS THE AUTHOR OF MAY AT LIVRARIA LELLO

On May 18th, at 9 pm, the author João de Melo, in conversation with the writer Isabel Rio Novo, will be present at Livraria Lello.

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Exupery
10 of May of 2023
LIVRARIA LELLO INAUGURATES EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION OF SAINT-EXUPÉRY BRACELET

On May 10th, Livraria Lello, in partnership with the Antoine Saint - Exupéry Foundation, celebrated the 80th anniversary of the launch of the book The Little Prince.

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Varsóvia
18 of April of 2023
LIVRARIA LELLO PUBLISHES “THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING, 1943”

The book will be presented today at Casa da Imprensa, in Lisbon, at the same time as the opening of the exhibition “Insurrection of the Warsaw Ghetto”.

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Sant Jordi
18 of April of 2023
LIVRARIA LELLO WILL CELEBRATE SANT JORDI, IN BARCELONA

On the 23rd of April, Sunday, Livraria Lello will be at what is the biggest book celebration in Spain, Sant Jordi.

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Pilar del Río
04 of April of 2023
Livraria Lello welcomes Pilar del Río

On the 15th of April, Livraria Lello will welcome, at 7:30 pm, the writer Pilar del Río. In conversation with the journalist Marta Curado, Pilar will make a presentation of her most recent book, “The island's intuition”.

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CAMILO'S TRIANGLE
27 of February of 2023
CAMILO'S TRIANGLE

On March 16th, the manuscript of Amor de Perdição arrived at Livraria Lello directly from Brazil, in a unique exhibition full of history.

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Rui Couceiro is the author of the month at Livraria Lello
24 of February of 2023
Rui Couceiro is the author of the month at Livraria Lello

Rui Couceiro released his first novel, Baiôa sem dia para morte, in June of last year and since then the book has already been republished and received unanimous applause from literary critics from different areas.

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A toast to a sustainable development
19 of January of 2023
A toast to a sustainable development

Butterfly Mark, Fish Motel, and Bob Dylan were some of the moments that were part of the 117th anniversary of Livraria Lello.

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“From Dylan with Love”
18 of January of 2023
"From Dylan with Love"

On the anniversary day, the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World, exhibited the love letters handwritten by the musician and Nobel Prize for North American literature Bob Dylan.

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Livraria Lello: first brand in Portugal to receive the Butterfly Mark
17 of January of 2023
Livraria Lello: first brand in Portugal to receive the Butterfly Mark

Livraria Lello thus became the first brand in Portugal, and the first brand in the world in the cultural area, to have this seal, joining a restricted group of just over 100 brands that achieved it.

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117 years of love for book sustainability
10 of January of 2023
117 years of love for book sustainability

Next Friday, January 13th, Livraria Lello celebrates 117 years with eyes set on the future.

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Welcome “The Pop Collection”
26 of December of 2022
Welcome “The Pop Collection”

The Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World has launched a new collection that brings together 43 titles of classic literature. “The Pop Collection” extends the collection launched in 2018, “The Collection”, and encompasses titles such as “Orlando” and “Frankenstein”.

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Livraria Lello celebrates Christmas with the opening of the Le Petit Prince room
23 of November of 2022
Livraria Lello celebrates Christmas with the opening of the Le Petit Prince room

New artistic installations, an exhibition and a room entirely dedicated to The Little Prince mark the start of a partnership with the Fondation Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and the celebration of Christmas at Livraria Lello.

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Livraria Lello invests more than half a million dollars and brings Bob Dylan's unpublished letters to Porto
18 of November of 2022
Livraria Lello invests more than half a million dollars and brings Bob Dylan's unpublished letters to Porto

More than 150 pages handwritten by the Nobel Prize for Literature now belong to the collection of Livraria Lello.

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03 of November of 2022
Livraria Lello distinguished as the world's most innovative attraction

Tiqets announced the worldwide winners of the Remarkable Venue Awards. Livraria Lello received the award for "Most Innovative Venue".

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Livraria Lello traz  David Grossman a Portugal
20 of October of 2022
Livraria Lello receives Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia

The authors of the best-seller Ballad for Sophie will be at the World's Most Beautiful Bookstore, next friday, for a conversation not to be missed, led by director Luís Araújo.

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10 of October of 2022
Livraria Lello is distinguished as the most innovative place to visit in Portugal

Livraria Lello was awarded the Remarkable Venue Awards 2022 in the category Most Innovative Venue - Portugal, a trophy that is given to the most popular place and with the best rating given by visitors.

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Livraria Lello brings David Grossman to Portugal
04 of October of 2022
Livraria Lello brings David Grossman to Portugal

On October 14, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello will host a conversation between award-winning international author David Grossman and journalist and writer Valdemar Cruz.

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Livraria Lello espalha máquinas de vending pelo Porto para afirmar o livro como bem essencial
03 of October of 2022
Livraria Lello spreads vending machines across Porto to claim the book as an essential asset

A partnership between Livraria Lello, My Break by Delta Cafés and Control, takes vending machines with books, coffee and condoms to six locations in Porto and Matosinhos.

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Livraria Lello edita livro em homenagem à classe médica
21 of September of 2022
Livraria Lello edits a book in honor of the medical profession

The book “A Arte Médica em Portugal no Segundo Milénio” will be presented on September 22 at 7:30 pm, in a conversation between the author, Francisco do Carmo Pacheco, and António Maia Gonçalves, Medical Director of Unilabs and specialist in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care.

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Livraria Lello has a new visual identity signed by Eduardo Aires
14 of September of 2022
Livraria Lello has a new visual identity signed by Eduardo Aires

At the age of 116, the World’s Most Beautiful Bookshop changes its logo for the first time. The new visual identity of the century-old brand was presented last Thursday, by the administrator of Livraria Lello, Aurora Pedro Pinto and by the renowned designer Eduardo Aires.

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Livraria Lello mantém homenagem a Salman Rushdie apesar do autor não vir (ainda) a Portugal
02 of September of 2022
Livraria Lello keeps tribute to Salman Rushdie despite the author not coming (yet) to Portugal

Salman Rushdie is recovering from the brutal attack he suffered in New York and, therefore, will not be able to travel to Porto to participate in the event that Livraria Lello was going to dedicate to him. Certain that it will soon be able to announce a new date to receive the author, the Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World will highlight his work throughout the month of September.

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Livraria Lello brings  Salman Rushdie to Portugal
09 of August of 2022
Livraria Lello brings Salman Rushdie to Portugal

On September 17th, Livraria Lello receives the international award-winning author Salman Rushdie for a conversation with journalist, writer, and literary critic Isabel Lucas about his remarkable literary career.

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Books published by Livraria Lello are part of the National Reading Program
14 of July of 2022
Books published by Livraria Lello are part of the National Reading Program

Books published by Livraria Lello are part of the National Reading Program

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Livraria Lello presents a signed collection of Harry Potter first editions at auction
01 of July of 2022
Livraria Lello presents a signed collection of Harry Potter first editions at auction

Complete set of signed Harry Potter first editions to benefit the Lumos Foundation, offered by Aurora Pedro Pinto, CEO of one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, Livraria Lello, in Christie’s Valuable Books and Manuscripts Auction.

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Livraria Lello donates 10 thousand euros to UNICEF to help Ukrainian children
29 of June of 2022
Livraria Lello donates 10 thousand euros to UNICEF to help Ukrainian children

A thousand copies of "The Little Prince" in Ukrainian, published by Livraria Lello as part of the campaign "Livraria Lello X UNICEF - READ FOR UKRAINE" are already sold out.

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ONDJAKI IS THE AUTHOR OF THE MONTH AT LIVRARIA LELLO
15 of June of 2022
ONDJAKI IS THE AUTHOR OF THE MONTH AT LIVRARIA LELLO

On Friday, June 17, at 9:30pm, Livraria Lello welcomes Ondjaki for a conversation with Carlos Nogueira, a professor at the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), about his literary career.

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ALBERTO MANGUEL IS THE AUTHOR OF THE MONTH AT LIVRARIA LELLO
09 of May of 2022
ALBERTO MANGUEL IS THE AUTHOR OF THE MONTH AT LIVRARIA LELLO

On May 16th at 9 pm in Livraria Lello, the journalist Ana Daniela Soares will host the award-winning author and confessed bibliophile Alberto Manguel for a memorable conversation about his literary life.

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Livraria Lello X UNICEF – READ FOR UKRAINE
28 of April of 2022
LIVRARIA LELLO EDIT THE LITTLE PRINCE IN UKRAINIAN TO HELP UKRAINE CHILDREN VICTIMS OF WAR

Solidarity campaign “Livraria Lello X UNICEF – READ FOR UKRAINE” transforms books into support for Ukrainian children. For each copy of The Little Prince in Ukrainian sold, Livraria Lello donates €10 to UNICEF. Books are already on pre-order.

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Livraria Lello opens new space dedicated to rare books, first editions and luxury books
27 of January of 2022
Livraria Lello opens new space dedicated to rare books, first editions and luxury books

On March 31st, Livraria Lello will inaugurate Gemma, a privileged and exclusive place for those seeking books as an investment object. Some of the world's most unique works from the library's collection will be on display.

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Children's version of the Jungle Book receives international illustration award
10 of February of 2022
Children's version of "The Jungle Book" receives international illustration award

Book published by Livraria Lello with illustrations by Evelina Oliveira distinguished in the iJungle Awards 2021.

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Livraria Lello publishes first arab translations of "The Lusiad" and "Message"
27 of January of 2022
Livraria Lello publishes first arab translations of "The Lusiad" and "Message"

The first editions in Arabic of the most famous poetic works in Portuguese literature have 1000 copies each and were launched in Dubai, on the day Livraria Lello celebrated its 116th anniversary.

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Livraria Lello among the founders of the José Saramago Chair
02 of November of 2021
Livraria Lello among the founders of the José Saramago Chair

In the month in which the celebrations for the centenary of José Saramago, the only Nobel Prize in Portuguese Language Literature, begin, UTAD, José Saramago Foundation and Livraria Lello signed an Agreement for the constitution of the José Saramago Chair.

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Livraria Lello asks for prescription of books to promote Mental Health
11 of October of 2021
Livraria Lello asks for prescription of books to promote Mental Health

Open letter sent to deputies of the Portuguese Assembly of Republic defends that book revenue be treated as a health expenditure and measure be included in the 2022 state budget

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Afonso Cruz is Livraria Lello’s Author of the Month
04 of October of 2021
Afonso Cruz is Livraria Lello’s Author of the Month

On October 22, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello receives award-winning author Afonso Cruz for an intimate conversation about his work.

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Livraria Lello challenges Luís Onofre
28 of September of 2021
Livraria Lello challenges Luís Onofre to design shoes made from recycled plastic bottles

The bottles of water consumed by Livraria employees gain new life and are now stepping on the floor of the Most Beautiful Bookstore in the World, at the feet of its booksellers. Environmental, social and economic sustainability are the principles that guided Livraria Lello's latest project.

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iterally Candidates at Livraria Lello
23 of September of 2021
"Literally Candidates" at Livraria Lello

Interviews with candidates for the presidency of the Porto City Council published in e-book and on the TVI Player website. Ilda Figueiredo, Rui Moreira, Sérgio Aires, Tiago Barbosa Ribeiro and Vladimiro Feliz, were at Livraria Lello, for a conversation with journalist Carlos Magno about Literature and the city.

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First edition of “Pride and Prejudice” bid for 95 thousand euros
21 of September of 2021
First edition of “Pride and Prejudice” bid for 95 thousand euros

First editions of "Pride and Prejudice", by Jane Austen, "Moby-Dick", by Herman Melville, and "Wizard of Oz", by Frank L. Baum, similar to those acquired by Livraria Lello in 2019, have been up for auction and have reached historic values.

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T-shirts and tote bags Livraria Lello all around the world
14 of September of 2021
T-shirts and tote bags Livraria Lello all around the world

Livraria Lello signed an agreement with Hallotex SL to authorize the exclusive sale of t’shirts and tote bags of the World’s Most Beautiful Bookshop, through Zara's online and physical stores.

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Jim Morrison’s “Moby Dick” is at Livraria Lello
13 of August of 2021
Jim Morrison’s “Moby Dick” is at Livraria Lello

In the month of Herman Melville’s birth, Livraria Lello honors the author through his masterpiece, Moby Dick. Since 2019, a copy of the work’s first edition, which belonged to Jim Morrison, has been part of the assets of the centenary Porto bookshop.

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Livraria Lello inspires the scenario of a new action film
27 of July of 2021
Livraria Lello inspires the scenario of a new Netflix action film

The producers of Gunpowder Milkshake revealed that the film's scenario was inspired by the interior of the century-old Livraria Lello.

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FIRST EDITION OF HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE BIDDED FOR 117 THOUSAND EUROS
22 of July of 2021
FIRST EDITION OF HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE BIDDED FOR 117 THOUSAND EUROS

A copy of the first edition of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, similar to the one acquired in 2019 by Livraria Lello, has now been auctioned for more than 117 thousand euros. In just two years, the work valued almost 50 thousand euros, proving that books are, in fact, smart investments.

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José Eduardo Agualusa featured at Livraria Lello
07 of July of 2021
José Eduardo Agualusa featured at Livraria Lello

On July 23, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello receives José Eduardo Agualusa for an intimate conversation about his work.

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LIVRARIA LELLO AMONG THE THREE INTERNATIONAL FINALISTS TO THE BOOKSTORE OF THE YEAR
28 of June of 2021
LIVRARIA LELLO AMONG THE THREE INTERNATIONAL FINALISTS TO THE BOOKSTORE OF THE YEAR

Appointed as “The Most Beautiful in the World”, Livraria Lello is proof that success is not only achieved through beauty and is distinguished in the shortlist of the three most creative and innovative bookstores in the world.

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01 of June of 2021
Lello Livraria Inaugurates unprecedented project with TIME magazine and José Saramago Foundation

Two timeless and world-class brands - Livraria Lello and Time - come together on a journey through the Nobel Prizes for Literature. The installation Lello X Time: What Makes a Nobel? ...

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Livraria Lello returns
15 of March of 2021
Livraria Lello returns to read and be read

After Closing, Soon After Its 115th Anniversary, The House Of Books, Readers And Authors Reopen Doors Today, With Free Entry

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Children's version of The Wizard of Oz receives an international illustration award
08 of February of 2021
Children's version of The Wizard of Oz receives an international illustration award

Gonçalo Viana's illustrations in the book O Feiticeiro de Oz, published by Livraria Lello last November, were distinguished in the annual Communication Arts 2021 illustration competition.

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Partnership with PANTONE® turns the iconic staircase of Livraria Lello yellow and gray
13 of January of 2021
Partnership with PANTONE® turns the iconic staircase of Livraria Lello yellow and gray

In the celebration of 115 years since the doors opened, Livraria Lello wanted to celebrate with the same boldness with which it was inaugurated in 1906.

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Siza Vieira accepts to create a project for a new cultural space at Livraria Lello
13 of January of 2021
Siza Vieira accepts to create a project for a new cultural space at Livraria Lello

Álvaro Siza Vieira, accepted the invitation to sign the requalification project of number 148 of Rua das Carmelitas.

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Livraria Lello opens a new window to the World through online sale
11 of December of 2020
Livraria Lello opens a new window to the World through online sale

Maintaining the visionary and bold attitude with which, in 1906, it opened doors, Livraria Lello today creates a new window on the world, by putting some of its books on sale online.

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Gilda Nunes launches book
20 of November of 2020
Gilda nunes barata release a book with unpublished poems edited by livraria lello.

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Livraria lello launches children's collection
14 of November of 2020
Livraria lello launches new children’s collection totally developed by national artists

Next Saturday, the 14th, Livraria Lello launches a collection of children’s books fully designed by national artists.

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After 100 days of reading
25 of September of 2020
After 100 Days of Reading, Livraria Lello Reveals the “Quarantine Tales” Prize Winners

During confinement, Livraria Lello might only have invited its readers to read. We might only have fostered refuge in this pursuit and awaited better days.

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Scripture theater sá da Bandeira
23 of June of 2020
Livraria Lello and Teatro Sá da Bandeira

On the eve of Saint John’s, Porto embarks on a truly city-wide festival and including everybody irrespective of their purchasing power, social background, colour, sexual orientation or cultural tastes.

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More than 5600 authors
08 of June of 2020
Over 5,600 new authors from 39 countries dispute the Livraria Lello "Quarantine Tales” Prize

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Open letter to someone
30 of May of 2020
Open letter to somebody who never visited Livraria Lello

It was the readers of Livraria Lello that turned this bookstore into an open letter. As Umberto Eco explained in his lessons at Harvard, literature implies a fictional pact that reflects in the acceptance on behalf of the reader of a truth that extends beyond the actual reality of writing.

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04 of May of 2020
Livraria Lello concludes the world’s first Book Drive-Thru with over ten thousand books

Livraria Lello, in Porto, opened last Wednesday, April 1st, “the world’s first bookshop drive-thru” and is offering one book per day

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Livraria lello creates award
28 of April of 2020
Livraria lello launches the “quarantine tales” prize

The Prize comes with a total of 6,000 euros and publication in a book of six unpublished stories by new (national and international) authors. Entries open until the end of May.

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The time to enter
31 of March of 2020
entering livraria lello means reading a book

We know that, prior to the pandemic, Livraria Lello was an unmistakeable icon of the city of Porto.

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Lello bookshop opens wicket
26 of March of 2020
Lello bookshop opens wicket for the city

As from 1 April, from 10am to 12pm, from Monday to Friday, Livraria Lello is running the first “Book Drive Thru” in the world to gift one book per day to all its readers.

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Cultural and tourism institutions
13 of March of 2020
Cultural and tourism institutions of porto unite and suspend activities until 3 april

Accompanying the decision by the Municipal Council of Porto, which stipulated the cancellation of all events run by the municipality, as well as the temporary closure of all Municipal Museums and Libraries

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11 of February of 2020
António Lobo Antunes makes his return to Porto to converse about his literary works

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