Love the church. Love the idea of a bookstore in the church. Hate the conversion. Like a few Blue commenters, my main objection is to the style and materials used in the metal bookshelves. The table in the shape of a cross is just way too edgy and cool--obvious, people. Good designers would come up with something a bit more subtle. Comments, Monkeys?
Is this the most beautiful bookstore in the world? The Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht opened its doors in November. Located in the city's old Dominican church - which for years had been used as a bicycle parking garage - the building has been extensively redesigned by Dutch architects Merkx + Girod. From the images you can find on the web you can see that it is a bookshop made in heaven. Many books in English too. stolen word for word, outta the Blue, directly from MrMerlot I don't think so. What do you think?