Carturesti Carusel Bookstore - 55 Strada Lipscani, Bucharest, Romania

The building was constructed in 1903 by Greek bankers but was confiscated by the Communist regime during the 1950s. It became a general store, but was later abandoned. The building was more recently turned into one of the most beautiful book shops in the world. There are three stories, displaying around 10,000 books, with beautifully curved balconies and a tea house on the top floor, offering views over the whole book shop.