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Church to bookshop

What do you do with all the grand churches in Europe as the number of religiously inclined people are dwindling? In Maastricht, 13th-century Dominican church has been converted into a bookshop!
“Happily, books and churches have always gone together: in the beginning, as St John tells us, was the Word; the word was, in time, written down in books. At first, these were mighty tomes read by priests alone. Such was their value that, at the time this church was built, they were chained to vaulted library walls.” May be not such an unusual use for a church after all. Hope I can visit this church-bookshop sometime!

Posted in Asides on April 10, 2008

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