… according to The Guardian is the Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht.

What does a city do with an 800-year-old church with no congregation? Well, it could make like the Dutch and convert it into a temple of books. The old Dominican church in Maastricht was being used for bicycle storage not long ago, but thanks to a radical refurbishment by Dutch architects Merkx + Girod it has been turned into what could possibly be the most beautiful bookshop of all time.

They put the list together back in 2008 and shortly after I organized a trip with some friend to see what the fuss was about. We’re only about 1h30 away by car. I came across the photos today and wanted to share – makes your mouth water, doesn’t it?

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