Bucharest’s Old Town is definitely the best place to be at these days. A brand new stunning bookstore named Cărturești Carusel has opened its doors to the curious ones.
As expected, the six levels of the elegant space are already stuffed with books. But, as you already might have guessed, Carusel isn’t just a bookstore and it isn’t reserved only for reading, but for all the artistic activities. The bohemian spirit is completed by the bistro you can find at the last level, and by a multimedia room along with a space reserved for contemporary arts in the basement.
The bookstore combines the sweet classical inter-war spirit with the minimal contemporary architcture. The guys who planned it all tried to bring together the old and the new in a smooth way, in order to attract clients of all ages. And that is going to be successful enough. I can already imagine the chairs and the sofas occuppied with book lovers, drinking their tea in a beautiful afternoon, with some soft music in the background, while talking about arts and love.
The Carusel isn’t the only bookstore owned by Carturesti (the whole chain containing over 16 shops all over Romania), but it’s surely the most beautiful one.
Be there for the official opening. Details here.
Main Photo via Wall-Street.ro