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On a Greek Island, a Bookstore With Some Mythology of Its Own

SANTORINI, Greece — On a wall above rare first editions, old maps of this volcanic island and a stained linen lampshade, a painted timeline traces the evolution of Atlantis Books from a wine-drenched notion in 2002 into one of Europe’s most enchanting bookstores.

A terrace overlooks the Aegean Sea. Bookshelves swing back to reveal hidden, lofted beds where the shop’s workers can sleep. Somewhere along the way, word spread that visiting writers too could spend summer nights scribbling and snoozing there, and the owner began receiving emails requesting a bunk at earth’s most stunning writer’s colony, on an island Plato believed was the lost Atlantis.

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You can run a London bookshop for a day just like Hugh Grant | Metro News

An AirBnb experience allows you to discover what it’s like to look after a bookshop.
— Read on metro.co.uk/2019/05/23/you-can-run-a-london-bookshop-for-the-day-just-like-hugh-grant-in-notting-hill-9576766/