place: bruges

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Walking 20 minutes out of the city centre just to visit a used bookstore? You bet.

Bonus: the store does not have empty shelves, which means you’ll have the pleasure of seeing books piled up on the ground, in cardboard boxes, and the like. Books are also not organised according to title, author name, or colour. Have fun just rifling through and seeing what you can find.
Additional bonus: not many tourists know about this place.
Best bonus of all: the owners are a pair of sweet elderly siblings. Makes me wish I could sell books with my little siblings too.

If you’re ever in Bruges, do stop by.

- In Den Eenhoorn, Bruges, Belgium

P. S. Apparently the name of the bookstore translates to “in the unicorn”, which makes me very happy.