Bertrand is the the oldest bookstore in the world and the largest portuguese bookstore chain, with 57 stores distributed across mainland Portugal and its islands. In addition Bertrand has an online bookstore at www.bertrand.pt, which offers the largest catalog of books in Portugal , with over 9 million references between books in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish and a 24-hour delivery service for tens of thousands of books.
Each Bertrand bookstore is designed with the target audience in mind, adapting its own visual look to its location. Bertrand bookstores are spaces for encounter and culture by excellency. All stores have their own personality, promoting different activities – readings, autograph sessions, gatherings, exhibitions, launches, among others. In 2011 Guinness World Records recognized Livraria Bertrand do Chiado as the oldest bookstore in the world in full operation.