Most Memorable Bookstores in Film

Bookstores hold a certain place in the hearts of book lovers, with their rows of shelves, cozy corners and eccentric proprietors. Although the independent bookstore is something of an endangered species, a few have been immortalized on the big screen so we might visit them again and again.

You’ve Got Mail: Bookstores have been threatened for many years, as is the subject of this 1990s classic with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

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Funny Face: This bookstore was the setting of a photoshoot featuring cute and quirky Audrey Hepburn alongside Fred Astaire.

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Notting Hill: A bookstore dedicated to travel books, this one was actually a real shop in Notting Hill, London. In the movie, it is owned by Hugh Grant and offers unexpected shelter from paparazzi to Julia Roberts’ actress character.

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The Big Sleep: A movie that is at least as confusing as the classic book it is based on, this bookstore clerk was a smart, sassy foil to Humphrey Bogart’s dry detective.

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What’s your favorite movie bookstore?

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