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10 incredible bookstores in unusual places

By: Melissa Breyer on June 12, 2014, 12:01 p.m.
Selexyz Dominicanen

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Selexyz Dominicanen

For those who consider bookstores sacred, welcome to Selexyz Dominicanen: a 13th century Dominican church in Maastricht, Holland, that now offers books instead of redemption. Up until 2007, the majestic space was being used to store bicycles (it is Holland, after all). But then the glorious gothic building was given an interior transformation by the Amsterdam-based design firm Merkx+Girod Architecten; the result is nothing short of a miracle.