Friday, September 27, 2013

Church Becomes 'Awe-Inspiring' Bookstore

Shelf Awareness

A 15th-century Dominican church in Zwolle, Overijssel, the Netherlands, has been converted into the awe-inspiring bookshop Waanders In de Broeren, which opened in July. Web Urbanist reported that the structure "is light and bright, complementing the original colors of the church.... 

The three additional floors were placed in the side wing of the church, between the original pillars. The central axis was left open so visitors can still appreciate the grand scale of the building, with views of the organ and a modern stained glass window."

The store, still family-run, originally opened nearby in 1836 as JMW Waanders.

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