Bookstores in Benelux

 
 
Last change: 
22 Apr 2016
 
This includes bookstores in Belgium (country code +32) and the Netherlands 
(country code +31), and Luxembourg (country code +352).  
 
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Cities include (listed basically west to east, north to south by country, 
alphabetically within country, but associated areas and language groups are 
listed together; if anyone has a better ordering, let me know): 
 
Alkmaar, the Netherlands 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
Amersfoort, The Netherlands 
Arnhem, The Netherlands 
Eindhoven, the Netherlands 
Enschede, The Netherlands 
's Gravenhage/Den Haag/The Hague, the Netherlands 
Groningen, the Netherlands 
Haarlem, The Netherlands 
Hilversum, The Netherlands 
Leiden, the Netherlands 
Maastricht, the Netherlands 
Middelburg, the Netherlands 
Nijmegen, The Netherlands 
Rotterdam, the Netherlands 
Utrecht, the Netherlands 
Zwolle, The Netherlands 
Aalst, Belgium 
Antwerpen/Antwerp, Belgium 
Brasschaat, Belgium 
Brugge/Bruges, Belgium 
Brussel/Bruxelles/Brussels, Belgium 
Duerne, Belgium 
Gent/Ghent, Belgium 
Hasselt, Belgium 
Leuve/Leuven, Belgium 
Lier, Belgium 
Mechelen, Belgium 
Luxembourg 
other geographic areas 
 
[Note 1: I collected these comments from a variety of people.  I personally 
have no knowledge of many of these places and take no responsibility if you 
buy a book you don't enjoy. :-)  Phone numbers and precise addresses can be 
gotten by calling directory assistance for the appropriate city.  Call ahead 
for precise hours, as even when I list them they are subject to change.] 
 
[Note 2: If you can add information for any of these, in particular 
addresses when they are missing, please send it to me.] 
 
[Note 3: Someone sent this for a particular store, but it applies 
everywhere: "Don't complain about high prices; the people in the shop don't 
make them, we only try to get a wide range of books and help customers as 
well as we can.  Books might look a bit than dearer in your home country but 
the costs, the costs!  We are not, I repeat not, a tourist office--it can be 
very annoying to try to do your job and being interupted a hundred times a 
day for the way to the Rijks-, Van Gogh or any other museum.  (We are 
willing to sell you a map of Amsterdam and then point you in the right 
direction.)"] 
 
[Note 4: The telephone numbers may not be expressed entirely correctly.] 
 
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands: 

Cosmox (Kanaalkade 28, 0072-511-14-27, http://www.cosmox.nl/).  [08/08

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands: 
 
De Slegte (Arnhemstraat 12, 3811 LH Amersfoort, 0031-33-422-80-03).  New, 
	used, and remainders.  
 
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Amsterdam, the Netherlands: 
 
AKO Paper booth (the main concourse of the Central Station, Stationsplein 
	13, 1012 AB Amsterdam, 0031-20-6266747: almost all trains, trams, 
	buses and subways stop here).  Sells daily papers from all over the 
	world, including the New York Times, Intl. Herald Trib, USA Today, 
	Wall Street Journal.  Even sells Turkish, Russian, Greek, German, 
	Indian, French and other-language-papers.  
American Book Centers (Kalverstraat 185, 1012 XC Amsterdam, 
	0031-20-6255537, FAX 0031-020-624-80-42; Tram 16, 24 and 25, stop 
	'Munt', http://www.abc.nl).  They cater to the large 
	English-language community in Holland.  Besides a large selection in 
	recent American fiction they stock a lot of SF and fantasy.  The 
	staff is friendly and helpful.  They also publish a newsletter.  
	They offer a 10% discount to students, teachers, and discount card 
	holders.  Open Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 10h-18h, Thu 10h-22h.  
Antiquariaat Boek & Glas (Agatha Dekenstraat 45-47, 1053 AN, 
	0031-20-6126673).  Used books.  
Athenaeum Boekhandel (Spui 14-16, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Tram 1-2-5, 
	0031-20-6226248, FAX 0031-20-6384901, http://www.athenaeum.nl).  
	"Kwaliteitsboekhandel" (an expression used for the best bookshops 
	with a high quality selection).  (This is the same as below, but 
	the numbers are different.  Which are right?) 
Athenaeum Boekhandel (Spui 14-16, 1012 XA, Tram 1-2-5, 0031-20-6226248, FAX 
	0031-20-6384901, http://www.athenaeum.nl) 
	and Atheneum Newscentre (Spui 14-16, 1012 XA Amsterdam, 
	0031-20-6242972); Next to each other.  At the newscentre you can 
	buy all periodicals printed almost anywhere in the world.  It used 
	to sell Marxist papers and other out-of-the-ordinary-stuff.  The 
	bookstore is much like Scheltema, Holkema, Vermeulen, but somewhat 
	smaller. The staff know *everything*.  
Au bout du monde (Singel 313, tram 1-2-5).  New books, Eastern philosophy.  
Boekhandel Island Bookstore (Westerstraat 15, 1015 LT, 0031-20-6389252, 
	FAX 0031-20-6389243, islabook@wxs.nl or 
	islabook@planet.nl).  New books.  
Boekhandel Schimmelpennink (Weteringschans 177, 0031-020-6230961). New books.  
De Kloof (Kloveniersburgwal 44, Metro: Nieuwmarkt, 0031-20-6223828, 
	kloof@xs4all.nl).  General used books.  
De Slegte (Kalverstraat 48-52, 1012 PE Amsterdam, 0031-20-6225933; 
	FAX 0031-20-624-16-20, http://www.deslegte.nl, 
	Tram 1, 2, 4, 5, 13, 14, 16, 17, 24 and 25, stop 'Dam square').  A huge 
	bargain- and used-bookshop.  Sells novels, academic books and maps.  
	Check out the antiquarian selection on the second floor (which might 
	be the third floor to Americans?).  "The best selection of English 
	literature I've seen recently, particularly on bibliographies, 
	biographies & autobiographies of writers; paperback fiction mixes 
	English with Dutch imprints.  There are some well-priced 
	English-language rarities here."
Evenaar (Singel 348, tram 1-2-5).  New and used books.  "Travelers' guides.  
	At the back, a small but interesting second-hand shop."  
Het Computercollectief  (Amstel 312, 1017 AP Amsterdam, 0031-02-6223573, 
	fax 0031-20-6226668; Tram 6, 7 and 10, stop 'Oosteinde').  
	Amsterdam's source for computer-related information; it sells a 
	large range of computer software for different operating systems, 
	computer magazines, guidance books and software manuals in Dutch and 
	(most of them in) English.  
Kloof Antiquarian (Kloveniersburgwal 44, 1012 CW Amsterdam, 0031-20-6223828; 
	Subway, stop 'Nieuwmarkt').  An antiquarian bookshop similar to Kok, 
	selling books about economics, law, history, psychology, science, 
	literature and encyclopedias.  
Kok Antiquarian (Oude Hooghstraat 14-18, 1012 CE Amsterdam, 0031-20-6231191; 
	Subway, stop 'Nieuwmarkt').  A very interesting antiquarian bookshop 
	that sells second-hand Dutch books and English paperbacks (in the 
	basement), maps, books about art, architecture, history, 
	encyclopedias and illustrations.  
Minotaurus (Sint-Antoniestraat).  New books. "Typography, bibliophilical 
	printed pages, history of the book."  
Oudemanhuispoort (Oudemanhuispoort, tram 4-9-14-16-24-25).  Used books.  
Pegasus (Singel 367, 1012 WC, 0031-020-6231138, FAX 0031-020-6203478, 
	http://www.pegasusbook.nl).  New books.  Eastern Europe 
	and Slavic studies.  
Scheltema, Holkema, Vermeulen (Koningsplein 20, tram 1-2-5, 1017 BB Amsterdam, 
	tram 1-2-5, stop 'Koningsplein'; 0031-20-5231411, http://www.scheltema.nl).  
	This is not only the best but also the largest bookstore in the 
	Netherlands.  Donner in Rotterdam may be the biggest in square 
	meters, but SHV has more titles in stock.  Six floors full of 
	books, from academic books to poetry and from travel to literature 
	in Dutch, English, French and German language.  
Scheltema, Holkema, Vermeulen (Meibergdreef 9, 0031-020-5662777; 
	and Sarphatistraat 137, 0031-020-4205367).  Other branches of the 
	above.  
Straat (Rosmarijnsteeg 8).  Used books.  
VU boekhandel (De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, 0031-20-6444355, 
	FAX 0031-20-6462719; Tram 5, speed-tram 51, stop 'VU').  A recently 
	expanded, well-stocked academic bookstore.  Besides catering to all 
	the university courses (the majority of books in English) of the 
	'Vrije Universiteit,' they sell lots of general books, maps, 
	magazines, etc. They also have quite a fair range of computer books 
	comparable to that of Het Computercollectief.  Open Mon-Thu 
	9h-18.45h, Fri 9h-17.30h, Sat 9h-15.00h.  
Valeton en Henstra (Nes 39, tram 4-9-14-16-24-25).  New and used books, 
	modern art.  
Van Wijngaarden (Overtoom 97, tram 1-6).  New books.  "Big selection of 
	travelers' guides and maps."  
Waterstone's (Kalverstraat 152, 1012 XE Amsterdam, 0031-20-6383821).  Quite 
	a large shop with 3-1/2 floors of books (the half floor is 
	dedicated to childeren books only).  "Very experienced staff makes 
	you buy more than intended."  The ground floor is for new books, 
	SF, crime, travel: very good selection, all the Lonely Planets and 
	Let's Gos are stocked, as well as local travel guides and magazines 
	(some titles only available from this shop).  First (US second) 
	floor is for fiction, very large selelection, US and UK 
	publications stocked, as well as cookery, art, biography, poetry, 
	and literary criticism.  Second floor (US third) for computer books, 
	history, health and languages.  (Formerly WH Smith.) 
 
As most Dutch shops, these bookshops are opened on Monday to Friday from 
	9.30h to 18.00h.  On Saturdays they close an hour earlier.  The 
	large bookshops in the center of town are now open on Sundays 
	from about 11.00h to 17.00h.  
 
There is also: 
OTS Books Direct (PO Box 192, NL - 5300 AD Zaltbommel, NETHERLANDS, 
	+31-4180-16593, FAX +31-4180-15115, otsgroup@knoware.nl.)  OTS Books 
	Direct represents Paramount Publishing in Europe and sells their 
	scientific books direct to the European market.  
 
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Arnhem, The Netherlands: 
 
De Slegte (Jansstraat 28, 6811 GJ Arnhem, 0031-26-442-05-97).  New, used, 
	and remainders.  
 
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Eindhoven, the Netherlands: 
 
De Slegte (Rechtestraat 36a, 5611 GP Eindhoven, 0031-40-244-74-19).  New, 
	used, and remainders.  
van Piere Boeken (Heuvelgalerie 190 - 5611 DK).  General bookstore.  
 
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Enschede, The Netherlands: 
 
De Slegte (Marktstraat 13, 7511 GC Enschede, 0031-53-431-92-00).  New, used, 
	and remainders.  
 
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's Gravenhage, the Netherlands/Den Haag/The Hague, the Netherlands: 
 
American Book Centers (Lange Poten 23, 2511 CM 's Gravenhage, 
	+31-70-3642742, FAX +31-70-365-65-57, http://www.abc.nl)).  
	They cater for the large English-language community in Holland.  
	Besides a large selection in recent American fiction they stock a 
	lot of SF and fantasy.  The staff is friendly and helpful.  They 
	publish a catalogue as well.  They offer a 10% discount to students, 
	teachers, and discount card holders.  Basically all North American 
	books.  Open Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 10h-18h, Thu 10h-22h.  
Boekhandel Verwijs (Hoogstraat 17 / Buitenhof 51, 2513 AH).  New books.  
De Slegte (Spuistraat 21, 2511 BC Den Haag, 0031-70-363-97-12).  New and used 
	books.  "Ground floor is remainders; upstairs there is a large 
	selection of second-hand books.  Most sections are by topic rather 
	than language, with English titles mixed in.  Topic sections are 
	alphabetical.  Novels are grouped by language, but are not 
	alphabetical.  The staff probably won't have time to help you (the 
	shop also has a busy trade in Dutch schoolbooks) but browsing is 
	good."  
Paagman Boekhandel (Fred. Hendricklaan 217, 070 351-2041).  General titles, 
	novels, cookbooks, travel, etc.  
Ruward's (Spui 231, 070 363-6875; also a lunch-time shop inside the entrance 
	of the Institute of Social Studies, Kortenaerkade 12).  "They 
	specialize in social science titles; particularly good on 
	development studies, Southern hemisphere, ecology, economics, 
	political science, social change, women's studies, etc.  The main 
	shop also has a good selection of remaindered-yet-current 
	progressive titles. If they don't have the title you want, they'll 
	order it for you (mainly UK publishers)."  
Verwijs (Buitenhof 51, 070 363-9718).  In English, good for law, 
	management, economics, computers, business and travel.  
 
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Groningen, the Netherlands: 
 
De Slegte (Herestraat 33, 9711 LB Groningen, 0031-50-312-14-22).  New, used, 
	and remainders.  
Godert Walter (Oude Ebbingestraat 53, Groningen, +31 (50) 12 25 23).  
	Specializes in books on art.  Owner (Erik Kweksilber) is extremely 
	knowledgeable on the subject of typesetting.  
 
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Haarlem, The Netherlands: 
 
De Slegte (Grote Houtstraat 100, 2011 SR Haarlem, 0031-23-531-52-50).  New, 
	used, and remainders.  
 
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Hilversum, The Netherlands: 
 
Antiquariaat Frans Melk (Zonen Maanstraat 2, 1211 HZ Hilversum, 035/623.23.64, 
	FAX 035/623.77.28, http://www.fransmelk.nl/).  
Used and rare books on photography, art, typography and Dutch 
	literature.  Open Tue-Sat from 10AM.  
 
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Leiden, the Netherlands: 
 
AKO (Stationsplein 3, 2312 AJ Leiden, +71-5121946).  "Railway station 
	bookstore, more for papers and magazines.  (I would have omitted 
	this one but for the reason that it is the railway station 
	'bookstore.')" 
Atleest (Kort Rapenburg 12a, 2311 GC Leiden, http://www.atleest.com.  
	"Never really entered the shop, looks all right though."  
Universiteitsboekhandel Ginsberg (Breestraat 127-129, 2311 CM Leiden, 
	+71-5124642, FAX +71-5127505).  University bookstore,  besides that 
	also has a fair collection of regular reading.  (You mention this 
	store already, but the postal code is for the postal box adress.) 
De Kler (Nieuwe Rijn 45, 2312 JG Leiden, +71-5120885, +71-5143370, FAX 
	+71-5143746).  "One of my favourite bookstores ... there's more 
	than just Star Trek on their shelves)."  
De Slegte (Breestraat 73, 2311 CJ Leiden, 0031-71-512-20-07).  New, used, 
	and remainders.  So-called 'Ramsj' bookstore.  Cheap 'left-overs' 
	from publishers stores. Also second-hand bookstore.  
Kooyker (Breestraat 93, 2311 CK Leiden, +71-5160500).  "My other favorite.  
	If De Kler hasn't got it, I'll check here and vice-versa."  
Manifest (Hooglandse Kerkgracht 4, ,2312 HT Leiden +71-5125691).  "Used to 
	be very left wing, a litlle more mainstream now."  
Reisboekhandel (Stille Rijn 13, 2312 DE Leiden, +71-5127009, FAX +71-5127574).  
	Specializes in travel books, THE place to go if you need a map 
	for your vacation destination.  
Silvester Jeugdboekhandel (Rapenburg 17, 2311 GE Leiden, +71-5128658).  
	Children's bookstore (0-16).  Also books in several foreign 
	languages (e.g., English). Recommended! 
 
 
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Maastricht, the Netherlands: 
 
Academische Boekhandel Maastricht (Bouillonstraat 12, P Debyeplein 1, 
	boekhandel@abm.ru.limburg.nl).  University bookstore with a good 
	supply of medical books.  
De Slegte (Grote Staat 53, 6211 CV Maastricht, 0031-43-321-72-96).  New, 
	used, and remainders.  
 
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Middelburg, the Netherlands: 
 
De Boekenbeurs (Turfkaai 33 4331 JV Middelburg, +31-00180633531).  A small 
	secondhand bookstore (Antiquariaat) specializing in local history 
	and geography.  Five minutes walk from the railway station.  
 
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands: 
 
De Slegte (Molenstraat 54, 6511 HG Nijmegen, 0031-24-323-82-93).  New, used, 
	and remainders.  
 
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Rotterdam, the Netherlands: 
 
De Slegte (Coolsingel 83, 3012 AE Rotterdam, 0031-10-413-83-05).  New, used, 
	and remainders.  
Donner (Lijnbaan 150/Binnenwegplein 7).  Largest bookstore in the 
	Netherlands.  
Van Gennep BV (Oude Binnenweg 131b).  "Mostly Dutch literature and art books, 
	and oddly selected but interesting remainders in several langauges."  
	Has two cats.  
 
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Utrecht, the Netherlands: 
 
Boekhandel Lijnmarkt Literaire Boekhandel (Lijnmarkt 17, 030-2319853).  
	New books.  
Broese Wristers (Stadhuisbrug 5-3511 KP, 0031-30-2335200, FAX 0031-30-2300579, 
	http://www.broesewristers.nl).  "Kwaliteitsboekhandel."  
De Rooie Rat (Oudegracht 65, 3511 AD, 030-2317189, FAX 030-2311922, 
	http://www.rooierat.nl).  New books.  
De Slegte (Oudegracht 121, 3511 AH Utrecht, 0031-30-231-30-01).  New, used, 
	and remainders.  
De Wijze Kater (Mariaplaats 1, 3511 LH  Utrecht (between Domplein and 
	Central Station), +3130 34 09 17, FAX +3130 34 07 34).  This is one 
	of the few bookstores in the Netherlands which specialises in 
	Esoteric Books.  Very large collection.  Also available: etheric 
	oils, New Age music, and other esoteric materials.  Open Mon-Fri 
	09h-18h, Sat 09h-17h; shopping night Thu 18h-21h.  
J. Wristers (Minrebroederstraat 13 - 3512 GS).  Scientific and general 
	bookstore.  
 
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Zwolle, The Netherlands: 
 
De Slegte (Melkmarkt 10, 8011 MC Zwolle, 0031-38-421-44-08).  New, used, 
	and remainders.  
 
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Aalst, Belgium: 
 
Antiquariaat Boekenventje ('t) (Volderstraat 2, B-9300 Aalst, 0475-32-85-90 
	or 053-80-47-74, http://www.boekenventje.com).  
	New and used books.  "Old and rare books, documents, manuscripts, 
	collectibles, posters, postcards, comic strips, music 
	partitions [?], maps."  
 
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Antwerpen/Antwerp, Belgium: 
 
Antiquariaat Erik Tonen (Kloosterstraat 48, 2000 Antwerp; 03/237.94.66).  
	Used books.  Open Wed-Sat 11h-18.30h.  
Chelsea (Kloosterstraat 10, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/231.36.43).  Used books, 
	general and antique.  
Cosy Corner (Leeuw van Vlaanderenstraat 4, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/238.21.15).  
	Used books specializing in art, history, and "curiosities."  
De Groene Waterman (Wolstraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/232.93.94, FAX 
	03/234.16.36, http://www.groenewaterman.be).  "Kwaliteitsboekhandel." 
De Librije (Mechelsesteenweg 4, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/233.78.64).  Used books.  
	Open Tue-Sat 12h-18h.  
De Oude Borze bvba (Oude Beurs 62, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/231.94.74).  Used books.  
	Expert in old books, engarvings, and maps (buy and sell).  Owner's 
	name is Dirk Van Veen.  
De oude wereld (Ommeganckstraat 33, 2018 Antwerpen, 03/232.76.92).  Used books.  
De Slegte (Wapper 5, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/231.66.27, Hoofdtelefoon bedrijf 
	03/231.66.27).  Large second-hand bookstore, with large computer, 
	poetry, psychology, art, French, English, Chinese, and children's 
	sections.  
De Slegte (Meir 40, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/233.29.14, Hoofdtelefoon bedrijf 
	03/233.29.14).  New books and remainders.  
De Zilverdistel Rare Books n.v. (Desguinlei 90, 2018 Antwerpen, 03/248.66.44, 
	FAX 03/248.63.56).  Used books.  
Demian (Wolstraat 9, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/233.32.48).  Used books.  
FNAC (2000 Groenplaats, 03/231.20.56).  Like all FNACs in Belgium, wide 
	selection of books in many languages; also music, photo, hi-fi, etc.  
	Usually more expensive than Standaard.  
Jennes Boekhandel & Antiquariaat (Lange Nieuwstraat 91, 2000 Antwerpen, 
	03/231.90.23).  New and used books.  
Joyce Royce (Lange Leemstraat 144b, 2018 Antwerpen, 03/218.75.73).  Used books.  
Standaard Boekhandel (57-59 Huidevettersstr, off the Meir, 03/231.07.73).  
	Well-organised English-language section, with good collection of 
	fiction (including SF) and non-fiction.  
Stemberg (St. Jorispoort 35, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/232.34.89).  Used books.  
Talboom (Pottenbrug 1, hoek Minderbroederstraat, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/231.72.50, 
	FAX 03/385.04.57).  Used books.  "Tegenover het beeld van Paul Van 
	Ostayen."  Open Mon-Sat 11h-18h.  
Tuf-tuf (Oude Koormarkt 50, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/233.25.72).  Used books.  
Vrijdag (Vrijdagmarkt 9, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/213-21.40).  Used books.  
Vulcanus (Scheldestraat 84, 2000 Antwerpen, 03/248.52.94).  Used books.  
 
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Brasschaat, Belgium: 
 
De tweede lezer (Bredabaan 501, Brasschaat).  Used books.  
 
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Brugge/Bruges, Belgium: 
 
Brugse Boekhandel (CoLibro) (Dyver 2, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.29.52).  New books.  
Cursief (Langestraat 93, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.04.69).  Used books.  
De Bladwijzer (Hoogstraat 40, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.51.13).  New books.  
De Reyghere (CoLibro) (Markt 12, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.34.03).  
	"Kwaliteitsboekhandel."  
De Slegte (Vlamingstraat 37-39, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.04.38).  New, used, and 
	remainders.  
Den Elder (Langestraat 84, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.18.29).  Used books; also CDs 
	and LPs.  
Raaklijn (St.-Jakobsstraat 7, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.67.20).  
	"Kwaliteitsboekhandel."  
 
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Brussel/Bruxelles/Brussels, Belgium: 
 
De Slegte (Lievevrouwbroersstraat 17, 1000 Brussel, 02/511.61.40).  New, used, 
	and remainders.  
FNAC (Nieusstr).  Like all FNACs in Belgium, wide selection of books in 
	many languages; also music, photo, hi-fi, etc.  Good reference 
	section.  
Het Ivoren Aapje (Begijnhofplein 4, 1000 Brussels 02/219.46.86).  Used and 
	rare Dutch, English, and German books in fiction, philosophy, poetry, 
	psychology, and essays.  Open Tue-Sat 11AM-6PM.  
La Librairie Internationale (Boulevard Lemonnierlaan 171, 1000 Brussels, 
	02/513.69.07, FAX 02/513.41.10).  Books on politics and (French) 
	literature.  
Malpertuis (18 Rue des Eperonniers, 1000 Bruxelles).  SF specialty shop.  
	"Recommended for his serious knowledge of SF and his kindness."  
Noir sur blanc (38 Rue des Chapeliers, 1000 Bruxelles, 
	noir.sur.blanc@belgacom.net).  SF and Fantasy books in French and 
	English, mainly classics, bestsellers or "primed books."  [I have no 
	idea what this means.]  Open Tue-Sun 12h-18h and more.  
Simonson Librairie nv-sa (Chaleroistraat 227, 1060 Brussel, 02/538.31.58, 
	FAX 02/538.24.13).  Used books.  
Waterstones (Bvd. A. Max).  Best English bookshop in Brussels, much used by 
	expatriots working for E.U. and other organisations.  You'll find a 
	good choice of periodicals, SF, Penguins, and a decent reference 
	section.  All imported from Britain.  However, more expensive than 
	either FNAC or Sterling Books.
Sterling Books (Wolvengracht/Fossť aux Loups 38, Tel/FAX 02/223.62.23, 
	http://www.sterling-books.be).  Cheapest for English books in 
	Brussels. 

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Duerne, Belgium: 
 
Trefpunt (Boterlaarbaan 98, 2100 Deurne, 03-322-46-35).  Used books.  
 
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Gent/Ghent, Belgium: 
 
Antiquariaat Utopia (Oude Houtlei 112, 9000 Gent, 09-233-74-17).  Used books.  
Copyright (Jacobijnenstraat 8, 9000 Gent, 09/223.57.94).  New books.  
De 9e Kunst (Nederkouter 8, 9000 Gent, 09/224.01.47).  New books.  
De Kaft (Kortrijksesoortstraat 1, 9000 Gent, 09/225.50.34).  Used books 
	and CDs.  
De Slegte (Volderstraat 7, 9000 Gent, 09/225.59.18).  New, used, and 
	remainders.  "Nogal krappe keuzemogelijkheden" [narrow selection].  
De Sporen bvba (Hoornstraat 11, 9000 Gent, 09/225.22.25, FAX 09/225.90.54).  
	New and used books.  "Poetry, snatholgies, secondary literature, poetic 
	posters, cards and t-shirts."  
Deene (Hoogpoort 83, 9000 Gent, 09/225.02.48).  Used books.  
Intellect (Kalanderstraat 1, 9000 Gent, 09/225.73.51).  New books and art.  
	A center for art books.  
Marchan (Beverhoutplein 6, 9000 Gent, 09/223.83.99).  Used books.  
Pandora's Books (St. Kwintensberg 46, 9000 Gent, 09/223.81.64, 
	FAX 09/223.81.64).  Used books.  
Renaissance Van Het Boek (Walpoortstraat 7, 9000 Gent, 09/225.48.08).  
	Used books.  
Rombaut (Lievestraat 14, 9000 Gent, 09/223.56.46).  Used books.  
Sanderus Antiquariaat (Nederkouter 32, 9000 Gent, 09/223.35.90, 
	FAX 09/223.39.71).  Rare and valuable old books (15th-19th 
	centuries).  
Sion M. (Steendam 15, 9000 Gent, 09/225.43.99).  Used books.  
 
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Hasselt, Belgium: 
 
De Markies van Carabbas (Minderbroedersstraat 9-11, B-3500, +32-11-225858 
	(FAX also)).  A small bookstore specialised in all kind of art 
	books, catalogues and so on.  Also has an excellent choice of Dutch 
	literature.  Staff is very helpfull in tracking down books and 
	ordering from anywhere in the world.  
De Slegte (Havermarkt 14, 3500 Hasselt, 011/22.74.00).  New, used, and 
	remainders.  
 
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Leuve/Leuven, Belgium: 
 
Acco cv (134-136 Tiensestraat).  The name stands for "academische 
	cooperatieve."  It is a shop specialising in providing students with 
	course material and the like at reasonable prices.  The literature 
	one can find there is mainly handbooks, encyclopedias and required 
	reading.  
Carapaces (16 Parijsstraat).  Comics shop, new and second-hand.  
Club (Fochplein).  General popular bookstore, also quite good for maps and 
	travel guides.  
De Slegte (Bondgenotenlaan 47, 3000 Leuven, 016/22.68.81).  New, used, 
	and remainders.  Large second-hand bookstore, with large computer, 
	poetry, psychology, art, French, English, Chinese, and children's 
	sections.  
Fonteyn Medical Books (13 Fochplein).  Specialising in medical books and 
	other publications from all over the world.  
Gobelijn (35 Mechelsestraat).  Comics shop, new and second-hand.  
Johannes (2 Beriotstraat).  "Esoteric" bookshop, lots of occult and 
	religious (and sect-oriented) books.  
De Kleine Johannes (47 Tiensestraat).  Children's bookshop, with a fair 
	amount of Bible-inspired books, but not exclusively.  
Peeters (153 Bondgenotenlaan).  This shop is also the publisher for the KUL, 
	many Orientalistic, philosophic, religious, etc. works.  Will do an 
	effort to find anything.  
Plato (126 Tiensestraat).  Mainstream bookshop.  
Standaard Boekhandel (57 Naamsestraat).  Shop owned by the Standaard 
	Uitgeverij, a rather big (for Belgium :-)) publisher.  Fairly 
	mainstream stuff, except some of their own publications.  
Wouters (48 Naamsestraat).  Scientific bookshop, mainly engineering- and 
	biology-oriented.  
 
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Lier, Belgium: 
 
Schoon Lier (F. Van Cauwenberghstraat 32, 2500 Lier, 03-480-76-36).  Used books.  
 
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Mechelen, Belgium:

De Slegte (Korenmarkt 9, 2800 Mechelen, 015/43.61.77).  New, used, and 
	remainders.  
Forum (D. Boucherystraat 10, 2800 Mechelen).  New books.  
 
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Luxembourg: 

Promoculture (14 rue Duscher, LU-1424, http://www.promoculture.lu/).  
	"The place we go to when I cant find a computer book here in 
	Belgium, or when my partner is looking for a medical book.  An 
	additional pleasure is the shelving at Promoculture.  Books in 
	different languages (DE, FR, EN, LU) live side by side, and are 
	not forced into linguistic ghettos."  [09/07]

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