The Casa dos Livros has six rooms, each one of them being a tribute to a literature author: three portuguese writers, and three Nobel Price awarded writers, one of them Portuguese.
Room Fernando Pessoa:
|"Neither culture is to read much, nor having to much knowledge: it is to know much."
(13 June 1888, Lisbon, Portugal - 30 November 1935, Lisbon, Portugal)
Room Eça de Queiroz:
|"The field is, actually, only enjoyable with family, and every tree is sad if no child plays in its shadow."
Eça de Queiroz
(25 November 1845, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal - 16 August 1900, Neuilly-Sur-Seyne, Paris, France)
Room Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen:
|"In a desert without water, on a moonless night, in a bare earth, no matter how great is despair, no absence is deeper than yours!"
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
(6 November 1919, Oporto, Portugal - 2 July 2004, Lisbon, Portugal)
Room José Saramago:
|"Let us not rush, but let us not waste time."
(16 November 1922, Azinhaga, Portugal - 18 June 2010, Canárias Islands, Spain)
Room Ernest Hemingway:
|"I like to listen. I learned a lot listening carefully. Most people never listen."
(21 July 1899, Illinois, USA - 2 July 1961, Idaho, USA)
Room Gabriel García Márquez:
|"Life is nothing more than a continuous succession of opportunities."
Gabriel García Márquez
(6 March 1927, Aracata, Colombia - 17 April 2014, Mexico City, Mexico)