Book lovers have a new reason to put Bucharest, Romania on their list of places to travel. A 19th century building has been transformed into a gorgeous modern bookstore called Cărturești Carusel, “The Carousel of Light.”
The six-level store carries more than 10,000 books and more than 5,000 albums and DVDs. It’s got a cafe and a whole floor dedicated to art books. Here is more from the site (translated with Google Translate):
The elegant nineteenth century building acquired the famous banking families Chrissoveloni in 1903 and was confiscated during the communist period and turned into family store . After 1990 , the building was recovered and restored by the current owner , Mr . Jean Chrissoveloni , and now comes to life through innovative planning and careful historical substance , signed by the firm of architects Square One.