It’s a long time coming, but the next time you’re in a bookstore, take a few moments to soak up the sights and sounds of a century-old bookshop.
Bookshelves can be anything from a humble one in a rundown apartment to a bustling one with a few bookshelves to a grand one, but many of the classics you might want to see, hear and read in your lifetime are found in the former.
You can always buy a book from the old place you used to sit at or rent out the room you’re currently in, but what if you could have a room with a comfortable reading desk and cozy chair to sit in?
That’s where classical conversations comes in.
The idea is that by having the best seats, you can get a great reading experience, a good conversation and maybe even a better book.
The best books you can find are classics by great authors, but some have been around for centuries.
Some are still considered classics.
And some are not.
Here are 10 of the best books that have been on the shelves for centuries: “The Merchant of Venice” by Don Quixote “Vita Rosica” by Michelangelo da Vinci “Pisces” by Leonardo da Vinco “La Vita” by Francesco Giambattista Vico “La Morte d’Arthur” by George MacDonald The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald “Moses in the Wilderness” by Mark Twain “The Alchemist’s Apprentice” by John Steinbeck “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by Thomas Pynchon “The Screwtape Letters” by H.G. Wells “The Odyssey” by Homer “Anna Karenina” by Nikolai Gogol “The Princess Bride” by J.K. Rowling The Lord of the Rings “The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers” by Richard Wagner “Romeo and Juliet” by Victor Hugo The King’s Speech “King Lear” by William Shakespeare “The Last Temptation of Christ” by Salman Rushdie “The Fountainhead” by Stephen King “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood “The Name of the Rose” by Ayn Rand “The Little Prince” by Jeffrey Eugenides “The Catcher in the Rye” by Kurt Vonnegut “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins “The Corrections” by James Patterson “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams “The Good Dinosaur” by Charles Schulz “The Muppets” by Muppeted The Great Train Robbery by Joss Whedon “The Wizard of Oz” by Lewis Carroll “The Windup Girl” by Ellen Browning “The Tale of Genji” by K.J. Rowling “The Hobbit” by Neil Gaiman “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Alan Moore “The Giver” by Robert Louis Stevenson “The Girl on the Train” by E.B. White “The Secret Garden” by Ursula K. Le Guin “The Brothers Karamazov” by Alexander Pushkin “The Silmarillion” by The Brothers Karazan “The Complete Works of J.R.
R Tolkien” by Umberto Eco “The Scarlet Letter” by Mary Shelley “The Chronicles of Narnia” by Arthur Machen “The Magic Mountain” by Edgar Rice Burroughs “The Song of Songs” by Walt Whitman “The Wuthering Heights” by Henry James “The Prince and the Pauper” by Toni Morrison “The Book Thief” by Herman Melville The Wizard of Oz “The Dark Tower” by Brandon Sanderson “The Wicked and the Divine” by Terry Pratchett “The Lives of Others” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky “The King of the Hill” by Brian Aldiss “The Wonderful Wizard of Zaofu” by C.S. Lewis “The Wheel” by N. K. Jemisin “Twilight” by Nancy Drew “The Great Gatzby” by Elie Wiesel “The Way to Wutherin'” by Jane Austen “The Road” by Daniel Defoe “The Time Travelers” by Ernest Hemingway “The War of the Worlds” by Jack London “The Martian Chronicles” by Frank Herbert “The Old Man and the Sea” by HG Wells “A Wrinkle in Time” by W. Somerset Maugham “The Art of War” by Theodore Sturgeon “The Story of the English Civil War” George Orwell “The Life and Times of Oskar Schindler” by Otto Preminger “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Franz Kafka “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Paulo Coelho “The Godfather” by Francis Ford Coppola “The World of Alfred Hitchcock” by Quentin Tarantino “The Day the Earth Stood Still” by Leo Tolstoy “The Man Who Would Be