Emily Dickinson said “Some keep the Sabbath going to Church — /I keep it, staying at Home — / With a Bobolink for a Chorister — /And an Orchard, for a Dome –.
If I had my choice, I might keep the sabbath in a bookstore. What if I could combine the two? They managed in Maastricht in the Netherlands:
If you worship at the altar of your reading list, this one is for you: Selexyz Bookstore, a gorgeous converted Dominican church dating back to the 13th century in Maastricht, the Netherlands. But it wasn’t just church-to-bookstore: in 1794, it became a parish, and since then it has been a warehouse, an archive, and an enormous place to park your bicycle. Oh yes, and now a bookstore. (See the whole list at Flavorwire)