I came across an article on Bustle titled 10 Fictional Bookstores We Wish We Could Shop In, Because Flourish And Blott's Is Too Magical To Not Exist by Amy Sachs. In the article, Sachs wrote the following:
There are some pretty great local and independent bookstores already — just look at places like Powell’s and The Strand, for instance. But we’ve seen and read about some truly amazing ones. I don’t know about you, but I can’t read or watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets without wishing for a Flourish and Blott’s of my own to shop in — even if it’s just to look! Same goes for You’ve Got Mail — I know it’s about a small neighborhood bookstore being crushed by a huge competitor, but I root for Meg Ryan every time anyway, despite knowing the ending.
There’s just something about these fictional bookstores that never fails to make me wish I could visit them myself. The sheer size of them, the book-loving owners, the stories they hold within them — everything, really. Here are 10 of the best fictional shops I wish I could get lost in for an afternoon — or maybe a little longer.
Which fictional bookstore(s) do you wish you could visit?