The Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht is the most beautiful bookshop in the world, according to journalist Sean Dodson on the website of the British newspaper The Guardian.
The monumental Dominican church was converted by the Dutch architects Merkx+Girod who designed an enormous platformed scaffolding from black steel to fill the centre of the church and hold four floors of books. It is attached to the interior in such a way that it can be removed without damage.
According to Dodson it is ‘a bookshop made in Heaven’.
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