Blog — June 24, 2017

Do you know what bookstore inspired J.K. Rowling for the library in the Harry Potter series? The Livraria Lello (Lello Bookstore) in Oporto, Portugal. I had the privilege of visiting that very same bookstore while on my cruise. Wow! It is spectacular. I bought several book markers and journals.

Initially the excursion I took arrived at 9:30 a.m. for a twenty minute break to stretch our legs and take pictures. However, the store didn’t open until 10:00. What? Fortunately at the end of the excursion I took the option to be dropped off about a block away and made my way back to the ship after spending an hour browsing. I took lots of pictures. I’ll share a few of them with you.

Red Staircase
Second story view
Stain Glass Ceiling