Converted Church Sells Books, Attracts Tourists

Here’s a new spin on retail: “Bookstore as tourist attraction.” The Selexyz Dominicanen bookstore in Maastricht, Netherlands — housed in a reworked 13th-century Dominican church — is attracting both book patrons and tourists. From The Guardian:

The beautifully restored building is an attraction in its own right, and yet the installation of a towering, three-storey black steel bookstack in the long, high nave, together with a fashionable if somewhat noisy cafe in the choir, works extraordinarily well. Church and bookshop look as if they might have been made for one another.

Pictures and further details are available at and Elsevier Retail.

(Via Shelf Awareness.)

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