I love reading books and magazines. And of course it is relaxing to read at home on your comfortable couch, but what is better to wander through a good book store, order a cup of tea and start already with the first pages of your newly bought novel? If you like that, then you’ll love Buchbar. A super cool concept in Antwerp. Flemish actress Kim Hertogs made her dream come true by opening this fine little book store and cafe in ‘t Zuid.

It’s almost unbelievable, but before Buchbar opened there was a tea shop decorated completely in a floral Laura Ashley theme, but now you hardly recognize anything that will take you back to that time. It’s light, in the back they (Kim worked together with Dries Otten for the stunning design) used a lot of yellow and wood and in the front you’ll see hanging plants. And then there are the books, all chosen by Kim, often written by Flemish authors which results in a beautiful collection of novels, children’s books, design- and architecture books and many more. Enjoy!


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