Top 10 best bookstores around the world you should know

09:55, June 03, 2010      

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1. Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen (Dominican church bookstore), Maastricht, Netherlands




Imagine what it feels like to read books in an ancient church with 800 years of history. Years ago, the Dominican Church was still a place for people to park bicycles in Maastricht, Netherlands. Designer Mox brought amazing changes to this church by changing it into a book store.

The store has kept the original architectural style and only changed a little bit in terms of decoration by adding modern elements, which also make the church seem new. The feeling of reading books here under the tall and beautiful roof is fantastic. No wonder some people call it the "Paradise book store."
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(Editor:王寒露)

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