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Any bookshops open in Brussels?

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Thanks.

Paul McNally

The write-up of the prime minister's announcement differs a bit in French and Dutch:
- in French "libraires" (bookshops) -- https://www.premier.be/fr/Coronavirus-Mesures-renforcees
- in Dutch "krantenwinkels" (newsagents) -- https://www.premier.be/nl/coronavirus-versterkte-maatregelen

So if you can find a newsagent that sells books, or a hypermarket for that matter, you'll be fine...

Mar 18, 2020 13:44
Sarah Crew

Waterstones Brussels closed until at least 5 April.

Mar 18, 2020 14:02
Drifter

Check the newsagent in Stockel which has a collection of French and English books.

Mar 18, 2020 14:32
becasse

What Sophie Wilmès said was "librairies", or "boekhandels" in dutch, and they are indeed bookshops, albeit that traditional Belgian ones sell magazines, art products and stationery items as well. The one in our nearest town is still open so clearly what she said didn't get lost in translation.
Doubtless Waterstones has made its own commercial decision to close, just as a number of chain stores (eg JBC) that were then allowed to open had chosen to close by Tuesday.

Mar 18, 2020 17:10
yttap

Try Filigranes on Avenue des Arts - Metro ARS/LOI

Mar 18, 2020 22:29
Timo

Thanks, I'm desperate to dive into Madame Bovary and War and Peace, with all this time on my hands ...

Mar 19, 2020 00:06
yttap

http://www.filigranes.be/fr/
Can order online a have delivery, or visit Filigranes on avenue Louis Lepoutre!

Mar 19, 2020 08:29
yttap

http://www.filigranes.be/fr/
Can order online a have delivery, or visit Filigranes on avenue Louis Lepoutre!

Mar 19, 2020 08:29