TrishKailana and Lisa have come up with an interesting monthly meme – Where in the World Are You Reading – to get bloggers to share a piece of home. Each month will have a different theme.

This month: Local Bookstore
August: Library 

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.

Comics section

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

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):