A 15th-century church in the Netherlands was recently converted into a rather impressive bookstore containing thousands of books, as well as other retail items such as pens and stationary. If there are two kinds of buildings I love, they’re bookstores and old churches.
The bright and airy atmosphere makes it seem like the kind of place I could spend hours in, studying, reading, and discussing intelligent things with others. I’ve seen my share of European cathedrals, and while I think they’re all beautiful and worth seeing, I think I might enjoy this one even more than the others. I just wonder what would happen in America if a church-turned-bookstore started carrying copies of Fifty Shades of Grey or the Qu’ran…oh, the uproar among the highly religious.
Anyhow, there’s not much I can say about the bookstore that hasn’t already been said by Web Urbanist, so if you’re curious about it or just want to see more pictures (which I highly suggest), head over to their page.
Why can’t we have nice things like this in America??