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The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

by Emily Temple
[Editor's note: In celebration of the holidays, we're counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #1, was originally published January 31.] With Amazon slowly taking over th...
Brittney Stoudenmire
Brittney Stoudenmire • 2 years ago

Selexyz Bookstore, Maastricht, Holland

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Venture Inside of Holland’s Most Sacred Bookstore. Dutch book retailers Selexyz decided that there was no better place for their latest bookstore to occupy than a 13th century Dominican cathedral in Maastricth, Holland. According to MyModernMet, the architects at Merkx + Girod jumped on the opportunity to fuse the old with the new and created a design for Selexyz Dominicanen Maastricht that integrates a thoroughly modern bookstore within the preserved historic structure.