Livraria Ler Devagar


LX Factory, a transformed former industrial complex under the 25 de Abril Bridge in the western neighborhood of Alcantara (between Belem and downtown Lisbon), has recently become a trendy hub thanks to a variety of buzzy cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars. It’s also where you can find the coolest bookstore in Lisbon. Two-floor Ler Devagar has impressive floor-to-ceiling shelves fully stocked with books covering a variety of topics in many languages; any bibliophile can get lost in its inventory. But the shop is so spacious that there’s more to do here than buy books. The second floor art gallery occasionally hosts concerts, lectures, plays, and readings, while the two bars are popular hangouts for those taking a break from strolling around the complex.

Livraria Ler Devagar
Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103Lisbon, Portugal

More Shopping in Lisbon

Cais Pimenta Rosa

This gourmet shop in Cais do Sodre is full of design personality and sells an incredible selection of artisanal goods.
Cais do Sodre
Gourmet Shop

Branca Lisboa

Local design firm Branca Lisboa produces streamlined furniture full of whimsy.
Furniture + Design

Caza das Vellas Loreto

A visit to this candle emporium, which first opened in 1789, is a trip back in time.


With its timeless, minimalist cutlery, Cutipol has remained one of Portugal’s most internationally renowned design brands since its founding in 1965.

Manuel Tavares

A local treasure that has been serving Lisboetas since it opened in 1860, Manuel Tavares is Lisbon’s quintessential wine and Port shop.
Wine Shop

Luvaria Ulisses

This sliver of a storefront was first opened in 1925 and has sold one thing and one thing only ever since: gloves.
Leather Gloves

J Baptista

J Baptista’s vast inventory is famous for being the largest collection of antique Portuguese jewelry, silver products, and objet d’art dating back to the 15th century.
Vintage Jewelry

Solar Antiguedades

This antique shop in Principe Real claims to have the world’s largest collection of tiles, which is saying something in Portugal.
Principe Real
Antique Tiles

A Vida Portuguesa

There’s no better place in the city to pick up the perfect Portuguese-made gifts to bring home.
Local Gifts