Being in Lisabon, be sure to visit this bookstore. I would like to share with you the history about this place.
In 2011, Guinness Book Records compiled her the status of the oldest bookstore in the world “The Livraria Bertrand”. The book store opened in Lisbon in 1732. Her owner was frenchman Pierre Foret with partner Pierre Bertrand. Foreigners came to Portugal in hopes of getting rich and not mistaken. The shops were going well, but in 1755, Lisbon was destroyed by the strongest earthquake, and there was no stone left out of the Bertrand bookstore. It was possible to rebuild only a few years later, and since then the bookstore has not been closed anymore.