Whether you're picking up your latest coffee table book full of swoon-worthy photography or searching for your next detective mystery, you're likely going to your favorite bookstore to escape mundanity for a bit. Any ol' book seller can deliver you a dream world once you make a purchase, but we've compiled a list of bookstores around the world that will allow you to transcend the moment you cross their threshold (or peep their tagged Instagrams). Click through, and prepare to gasp.

[Photo via @farah_viagginelcassetto]