Emblematic of Brussels’ rich and vibrant cultural life is Passa Porta, the international house of literature.
A fine and desperately needed meeting place where various language lovers get together to learn and enjoy all things related to semantic creativity. This place is an important link that assembles philosophers, writers and an interested public of various linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Almost every day you can experience a presentation of the works of various artists at the literary platform. Passa Porta also organizes workshops that encompass discussions, analysis or theoretical and practical demonstrations on for instance writing fiction or on translation.
Next to it there is a book shop with new and second hand books at bargain prices. Photos and video’s enhance the understanding of a literary work at Passa Porta’s exposition room.
Passa Porta also has a bookshop with books in Dutch, French and English. Since January, there is also a second bookshop, situated around the corner: Passa Porta Bookshop II – Léon Lepagestraat 10 – 1000 Brussel
Passa Porta is a wonderful place to discover the written word. You’ll find it on the fancy Dansaert straat not far from the Bourse. Be sure to check their website to consult the organised presentations.