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Buchhandlung Lentner München Marienplatz 8 - Kassentheke.jpg
A shop selling books. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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Group: Shops
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: de facto


A shop selling books like:

  • a massive bookstore as part of a chain (e.g. "Barnes & Noble", "Books etc", "Blackwells").
  • a small shop or market stall.
  • second hand books. See special tagging scheme
  • antique books.
  • only books on a specialised topic.

The shop should be predominantly selling books, but may sell other product lines e.g. stationery, calendars, newspapers & magazines.

How to map

Set a node or draw as an area along the shop outline. Tag it with shop=books and name=*.

Tags to use in combination

Similar shop tags:

Cafes inside bookshops

It's quite common for large bookshops to have a little cafe inside. The best way to map these details, is to represent the large bookshop as a area area around the building/shop perimeter and then place the cafe within this as a separate node node. If you prefer not to add the bookshop outline, just place a node node at the approximate centrepoint, but map the cafe as a separate node node.

See Tag:amenity=cafe#Cafes inside other shops / amenities for more details