Indulge yourself in an afternoon of book browsing at Livaraia Bertrand, recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest continuously operating bookstore in the world. Founded in 1732, the original owner hoped his store would not only sell books but also be a gathering place for intellectuals and a center for artistic events. It exceeded his wildest dreams. For generations, it has become a popular place for writers and intellectuals to gather and socialize. In 2013, it was voted as The World’s Favorite Bookshop. There are several rooms and areas in the store where you can channel your inner “bookworm” and spend some time reading from their huge selection of more than 36,000 books and magazines in this Book Lover’s Paradise.