Sunday, April 27, 2014

Best Bookstore in the World

Which looks at first like a result of Photoshop turns out to be a real renovation project - An ancient Dominican church renovated into a modern bookstore. In 2008, the Guardian called it the "best bookstore in the world".


"Dating back to the 13th century, the structure was a Dominican church until Maastricht was invaded by Napoleon in 1794 and the group was forced out of the country. Since that point it has been briefly used as a parish, then a warehouse, then an archive, then a giant parking lot for bicycles (not such a terrible idea) and finally made over into a bookstore."

I studied in Maastricht for 4 years and have never noticed how special this bookstore is. If you have the chance to visit Maastricht in the Netherlands, go experience the reading pleasure in this holy setting!

10 comments:

  1. Woah, this bookstore looks really great!

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  2. I can see why this is the best bookstore in the world, I would love to just visit there and buy a book!

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  3. Amaaazing looking bookstore *__*
    I'd love to kill hours here c: Xx

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  4. Wow, das sieht so toll aus. *_* Da würde ich auch unbedingt gerne mal hin!

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  5. aww you're a traveler too! :) Love the bookstore photo, I always find places with a bit of history very fascinating! now following you on GFC :)

    Grace
    www.ouihui.blogspot.com

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  6. Wooow this looks amazing! I would love to visit one day. :)

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  7. Oh heck yes, I've been there! It was one of the main things I liked about Maastricht. It was so marvellous!!

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  8. wow this bookstore really is beautiful~ can't believe it's a bookstore :)

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  9. simply amazing. Enjoying reading your posts, keep in touch! xx Peach

    http://momomoworld.blogspot.com

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