If you’re a book lover, chances are the local book store is one of the first stops on any vacation itinerary – or maybe you choose the destination based on what bookstores you’ll find there!
Being a book lover means that you have uncountable worlds open to you at any given time. Books can give you comfort or excitement, and they can also give you solace that you aren’t alone.
There are so many amazing bookstores open today that this list was hard to narrow down, but we’ve decided these few are among the most exciting bookstores in the world. Check out the list below and get ready for some serious book envy.
Boekhandel Dominicanen – Maastricht, The Netherlands
Located in the small Dutch town of Maastricht, this bookstore is incredible simply because of its location – it was built in a 700-year-old decommissioned Dominican church. The façade and interior were left intact; the only change was that the pews were removed, and book shelves built in their place.
There are two floors full of books, plus they built a café in the former sanctuary, so you can sit and enjoy the atmosphere with a hot coffee or tea. They also host plenty of readings and events – but only in Dutch.