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Buchhandlung Lentner München Marienplatz 8 - Kassentheke.jpg
A store specializing in the sale of books, although it may also sell other printed publications, such as newspapers and magazines. Show/edit corresponding 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 areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon 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 used in combination

  • addr:*=* - Address details
  • opening_hours=* - Describes when something is open or closed, there is a specific standard format for this data
  • books=academic;antiquarian;children;comic;discount;religion
  • second_hand=* - If it sells second hand books.
  • wheelchair=yes / wheelchair=limited / wheelchair=no - Indicate if a special place can be used with wheelchairs
  • Payment tag family can be used to specify how one may pay at this location
  • operator=* - Сompany, corporation, person or any other entity who is directly in charge of the current operation of a map object
  • website=* - Specifying the link to the official website for a feature

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


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