Cool Conversions: Church Into Bookstore
I’ll start by making an admission to dorkdom: I love bookstores. I don’t buy books all that often. I read, but wouldn’t say that I read any more than the average person in their late-20s. In fact, I probably write more words than I read on a daily basis. (Which is kind of the same thing as someone shitting more than they eat on a regular basis, a comparison that is more apt than you first realize.) But if I see a bookstore pretty much anywhere, I have to pull over and head in for a good 15-20 minutes of pure, unadulterated browsing. But if I ever find myself in the Netherlands at this amazing bookstore, I might need to spend a bit more time:
The bookstore is called Selexyz Dominicanen, and it is a converted Dominican church. The weirdest part of this whole story is that, somehow, even in this day and age of Internet shopping, a bookstore is more profitable than a church. Way to go, you heathen Netherlandish people!
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.