This month: Local Bookstore
Let me introduce you to a fantastic place: Cook & Book. It’s a bookstore/restaurant concept, but they’re also a publishing house and a place to have concerts and other cultural events. What makes them unique is the way they organize the space with impeccable taste and into nine completely different atmospheres (comics, travel, children’s, arts, music, lifestyle, literature, English books and cook books).
It’s without a doubt my favorite bookstore in Belgium and probably anywhere else as well (see more awesome photos). Flavorwire also recognized it and included Cook & Book in their list of The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World.
Cooking Books section – trattoria style, complete with a classic Cinquecento
English Books section – lush carpet and dark wood, reading tables like an old English library or University.
Literature section – books hanging from the ceiling and a game of mirrors
Here’s a video that’ll give a better idea of the space(s) (in French):