By Ross in Travel on Wed 18 June 2014. Tags: Greece, bookstores
While walking along the "main drag" of Oia, I came across Atlantis Books, a quirky gem of an independent bookstore. (I was immediately reminded of Acqua Alta, a similarly odd bookstore in Venice).
I spent a long while wandering around the store and chatting with Lucy and Chris, two of the booksellers, and it quickly became one of my favorite bookstores in the world. Pictures cannot do it justice (you'll just have to visit!), but hopefully they can convey a sense of the the character of the place.
The poetry section.
The philosophy tower.
The main section of the store, just inside the entrance:
I had to duck to enter the second room.
The children's section. Note the book That's My Pirate, a Pat-the-Bunny-esque book about pirates.
As do promises to never play U2.
Here is part of the timeline of the store as well as a spiral containing the name of all of Atlantis's employees to date.
A sign in the back room behind the philosophy tower points towards "sunset".
The sign leads to a rickety set of stairs, then to a platform, complete with warning signs on the rail.
Finally a small set of stairs leads up to the roof, where sunset awaits. (Unlike the cake, the sign is not a lie).