The most beautiful bookshop in the world

text and image roberto voorbij

If you ever happened to visit Maastricht, make sure to also visit the bookstore Selexyz Dominicanen. This breathtaking store, by The Guardian even proclaimed the most beautiful bookshop in the world, is located near the Vrijthof in a 13th century Dominican church. According to a design by the architects Merkx+Girod has the beautiful Gothic interior been redeveloped. As well included an of Maaike Schoorel’s suggestive work reminding, restored fresco, which leaves the life of Dominican Saint Thomas Aquinas just barely visible. Coincidentally enough this month came the news that the current owner Selexyz now itself is threatened in its existence. Negotiations with a new investor seem to prevent however the same fate as Borders.

Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht.

Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht.

Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht.

Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht.

Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht.

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The Bleeding Tomato is the online sketch book of Roberto Voorbij - Visual / 3D Artist. A place for his spin-offs, new ideas, personal frustrations and fascinations. Blogging about art, sociology, technique, marketing and more…
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4 Responses to The most beautiful bookshop in the world

  1. bibliopirate says:

    The bookshop of my dreams.

  2. Where do they keep the e-books?

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