I am a big fan of bookstores where you can not only buy a book but you can also drink or eat something good. I’m happy that this type of place is becoming more and more popular – I’ve found one to add to my “collection” of bookshops where you can sit and read interesting books in the company of aromatic coffee (or like in my case, a tasty tea, Belgian chocolate or a healthy smoothie).
Bookstore Matras you can find in the heart of the city, on the Main Market in a tenement house where there’ve been bookstores since 1610 (no, it’s not a mistake 😉 ). The interior was renovated not long ago and now it’s more cosy and stylish. Between bookstands (very interesting ones, you should definitely see them) you can find sofas inviting you to rest a little bit and even read a few pages of some book. But the best part is at the end of the bookstore – a nook for coffee and booklovers, a small room with exhibitions and of course a bar where you can order something to drink (or sweet to eat).
Now, with a cup of tea and quiet surrounding you, you don’t need much more to enjoy “written words” from any book you want.