Thanks to Disney+, the long-awaited prequel to the 2017 live-action adaptation of 'Beauty and the Beast' is now in the works. Currently under the working title, 'Beauty and the Best,' the prequel will be an eight-episode musical series.
Here are three 'Beauty and the Beast' retellings readers should pick up on National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. They will make readers wish they lived in a fantasy land, possessed magical abilities, and were destined to break an age-long curse.
Bookshops are magical. Let take a look at these 8 fictional bookstores.
Hogwarts Library, Harry Potter
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The Hogwarts library is by far the most well-known when it comes to modern literature and pop culture. Our favorite trio of student wizards often sought out answers to problems from books in the library (magical stones, spells to breathe underwater, regular teenage stuff). Who among us didn’t dream of attending Hogwarts? Or of sneaking into the restricted section of the library under a cloak of invisibility?
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Beast’s Library, beauty and the beast
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This library, literally from a fairytale, is as dreamy as you can imagine! Were you as shocked and surprised as bookworm Belle when you first saw the Beast’s library? Who wasn’t jealous of her for being gifted this incredible room? It almost makes the whole hostage thing okay.
Jedi archives, star wars
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Just imagine historical records dating back thousands of years, with maps and geographical archives of entire galaxies. This library literally contained ALL the information about cultures and species spanning centuries of time and space. All of that knowledge in one place sounds like the most complete library to ever exist (in our minds, at least).
the library, Doctor who
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A planet-sized library containing every book ever written? Sounds like the perfect planet to me. It even has a teleportation system to ensure that you can find your next read with immense speed. I can’t think of a better planet to live in than this one!
Sunnydale high library, buffy the vampire slayer
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The nostalgia is creeping in with this 90’s cult classic. Who didn’t want to have old supernatural texts and medieval weapons in their school library? So many emotional moments happened to the Scooby Gang in this very spot. With a library like that, we definitely wouldn’t mind staying after school to study.
Erudite headquarters, The divergent series
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Described as a large library with bookshelves covering the walls, the compound is where Erudite members study and work in their expertise: knowledge. Thought to be set in a dystopian version of Chicago’s Millenium Park, we’re pretty sure this tops the “Bean” sculpture when it comes to tourism.
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The breakfast club library, The Breakfast club
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The Breakfast Club library was where a brain, an athlete, a basketcase, a princess, and a criminal found out they weren’t so different after all. Not only did this movie give us all the feels, but it sort of made us want to be sent to detention. This one’s less about the books and more about the iconic moments and relationships built amongst them.
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