The Dutch are still devoted to reading and to their bookstores. You might even say that they are religious about literature. Booklovers around the world are familiar with the glorious Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht which is housed in a gorgeous medieval Dominican church. Now the city of Zwolle, just east of Amsterdam, can boast of their very own bookstore in a church.
July 13th marked the official opening of Boekhandel Waanders in de Broeren set in the beautiful 15th century Dominican Broerenkerk in the heart of Zwolle. Designed by Norwegian artist Kjell Nuper and realized by BK Architecten of Utrecht, the stunning bookstore is a bibliophile’s dream.
photos by Hans Westerink and Joop van Putter