Greek Bookstore On World Best List

455533_AthinaThe bookstore Papasotiriou at Panepistimiou street, Athens, is included in the list with the 49 best bookstores around the world. It is in the compilation Bookshops: Long Established and The Most Fashionable Ones, from the Brown publishing house.

It includes a Gothic church which has been turned into a bookstore, located in Maastricht, Netherlands, as well as the sophisticated Libraire La Fontaine in Lausanne.

According to Athens Spotlight, Papasotiriou is the largest bookstore chain in Greece, a pioneer in the distribution of technical and scientific publications but also of a more general range of topics (literature, books for children, dictionaries, philosophy, travel guides, etc.) in Greek and other European languages.

An important innovation launched by Papasotiriou is Press Point,located in the International Airport of Athens, where visitors can buy Greek and foreign books, cigarettes, stylish gifts and gadgets while the extremely interesting Art Point of the airport, has exact replicas and art pieces inspired by exhibits of the Greek museums and also books for the ancient Greek art.

This album aims at showing that these bookstores are not just commercial stores, as through their aesthetics they offer much more to their visitors. These bookstores, in a way, contribute in shaping the culture of the city and the development of literature. On this basis, each bookstore selected and included in this list is unique and enhance the city which hosts it.


  1. These are the types of Greeks we need. Entrepreneurs that find a market and fulfill it.

    What we don’t need is any more rioting incompetent extremists ranting for handouts while giving self-righteous lectures about the poor, pensioners and corruption. Any Greek that cares about his country would be thinking how to help it in its time of need… not selfishly whining how other Greeks or the government owe them handouts.

    Any Greek that expects a handful of government politicians to singlehandedly fix our economy are part of the problem. The role of government isn’t to create industry. That’s the job of the Greek people themselves. Those that teach Greeks they are “victims” because they are poor… are also part of the problem.

    The Greeks that are the solution is the ones that take and encourage personal responsibility. Rather than manipulatively demanding handouts from other Greeks , the government or some Illuminati elite… they are thinking how to produce something useful so as to provide jobs to others. Unless one is handicapped there are no excuses for being unemployed for an extended period other than one’s own laziness and incompetence. There is always work and opportunity available for those that work hard and show ingenuity to fulfill needs of the market.

  2. Well said this should be plastered all over Greece
    , The malignacy is spreadung instead of stopping this might wake up some people.


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