I discovered Paard van Troje (Trojan Horse) a while ago. It is situated at the Kouter, two streets away from their previous location. With several prizes on its record for being one of the better bookstores in Belgium and even in the Low Lands, this bookstore is worth an article.
Don’t expect to find the regular kind of books that you can find in every other bookstore over here. Books on how to become a masterchef, a pro in gardening or a queen in sewing, yes they do have them over here. But they rather have the kind of books with a twist. Also a lot of them have remarkable covers. I need to force myself not to flip through the pages of every single novel! Good to know: they offer a selection of books in English as well. Over here you can also find funny postcards and a limited but excellent dvd and cd collection.
Bought an example and can’t wait to start reading? This store includes a bar, with terrace. Order a sandwich, some daily fresh soup or a pastry (from Les tartes de Françoise!) and enjoy a lazy (after)noon.