"Polare Maastricht, a bookshop housed in a centuries-old Dominican church [in Maastricht, Netherlands] . . . . Dutch design firm Merkx and Girod made dramatic use of the huge space, creating multistory steel shelving." "Truly Novel Bookstores," by Jemima Sissons. Wall Street Journal (July 6 - 7, 2013).
10 Awesome Bookstores Repurposed from Unused Structures
When you stop by the Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a gorgeous converted 1920s movie palace, you can take a break in one of the theater boxes, now as reading rooms. But be quick about it — El Ateneo is one of the most famous (and popular) bookstores in #Argentina. | #books #libreria #library #libri #bookshop #biblioteca #bookshelves #bookstore