Time Out says
This tech-free bookshop is so into printed words on physical pages that using your mobile phone is banned. ‘Techpreneur’ – and former special advisor to David Cameron – Rohan Silva founded the analogue bookshop as a reaction against digital distractions. The shelves were designed by Slade School artists, their contents arranged to maximise the possibility of chance book discoveries, and there is a whisky bar for events and a risograph printing press downstairs.
Read our blog post about Libreria
65 Hanbury St
|Transport:||Shoreditch High St Overground|
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-6pm Tue, Wed; 10am-8pm Thur-Sat; 11am-6pm Sun|
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This place is a thinking-person's dream. Seriously, it's beautiful, and you can follow the abstract shelf-labelling and find all kinds of literary gems.
A lot of Brick Lane's surrounding streets are filled with 'vintage' tourist-pleasing-type places, but Libreria is the genuine article. It offers a lovely shopping concept - books by association - and though it's small, you can easily spend an age in there.
Highly, highly recommended!
A bookshop to fall in love with- Libreria blends creativity, design and literary surprises into an irresistible bookshop in the heart of East London. With its dazzling colours, comfy sofas and intriguing mirrors, this alluring literary gem will not only provide a temporary infatuation. Step inside and you may feel momentarily lost among the titles surrounding you, as you discover that books are not ordered by author or title. Look again and you’ll find that Libreria has instead set out to encourage creativity and innovation by curating books ‘to maximise serendipity.’ To achieve this, the shelves are arranged by broad themes, including ‘wanderlust’ or ‘enchantment for the disenchanted.’ Get ready to get lost and found, to forget the titles you may have come in searching for and find ones you never knew would captivate you. Open late every evening, this bookshop also has a programme on offer, including ‘European poetry nights’ or ‘Literary drinks’. Quirky, fun and somewhat mysterious- Libreria is bound to offer a special literary treat for any bookworm out there.