One of the newest contenders in our Beautiful Bookstores series is Belgium’s La Librairie PTYX, which opened its doors in the fall of 2012. Located just a few steps from Place Flagey in Ixelles (a Brussels municipality), La Libraire PTYX is famed for its dictionary-esque façade featuring images and brief bios of some of authors whose books are held within.
As an independent bookstore, La Librairie PTYX offers a wide variety of literature, with a focus on facilitating conversation and the exchanging of views. The bookstore often welcomes authors to hold talks and book signings, and bills itself as a “library of meetings and exchanges.” In line with these ideals, La Librairie PTYX has an oft-updated blog with stories focusing on art, culture and the state of the independent bookstore.
What do you think – is La Librairie PTYX a contender for most beautiful bookstore? What other shop would you add to the list?
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