Selexyz Dominicanen is the world?s finest bookstore. It is housed in a haunting 13th-century Dominican church in Maastricht. Customers and visitors can sit and admire the renovated 14th century ceiling frescoes or sip a coffee in the cafe at the back of the church and soak up the surreal atmosphere.
Created from a merger between Bergman?s bookshop, the Academische Boekhandel, and the Dutch Seleyz chain, the Selexyz Dominicanen stocks a wide selection of books across all subjects. It also features a sizeable collection of books in English.
The beautiful building was previously used as a parish, warehouse, archive and giant parking lot for bicycles before finally being made over into a majestic bookstore. The magnificent design has won the Lensvelt de Architect Interior Prize so far and the bookstore has become an attraction in its own right.