April 14, 2013

Bookstore, Buenos Aires

Photograph by Bob Krist, National Geographic

Regal in size, operatic in feeling, the ornate Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore is housed in a former theater in Buenos Aires. Spectator balconies and opera boxes are lined with built-in bookshelves, and reading nooks invite patrons to relax for a while.

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