In the city of Maastricht, at the very southern end of the Netherlands is this amazing renovated church. A chain bookstore Selexyz is responsible for this wonderful repurposed building. The central part of the church has been rebuilt with several levels of modern shelving whilst the church shell and interior walls/ceilings remain beautifully in tact.
Sitting in the cafe section looking back through the quietly buzzing bookstore is a very uplifting experience, particularly when it is cold, grey and raining outside. For more information on Dominicanen Selexyz Maastricht try http://www.bookstoreguide.org/2007/11/selexyz-dominicanen-maastricht.html