Bored of the Fnac? Explore a few other, more interesting and friendly bookstores in Brussels:
1. Filigranes – Filigranes is a large (for Brussels standards) French language bookstore that in a very un-Brussels-like fashion opens 365 days a year. Inside the bookstore, you will also find a coffee area (they also have wine and some sweet and salty snacks, like cakes and quiches). There is a small English books section as well.
Opens Mon-Fri from 08hoo-20h00; Saturday 10h00-19h30 and Sunday 10h00-19h00.
Address: Avenue des Arts 39-40 (Metro Arts-Loi). Tel.: +32 2 511 90 15
2. Waterstone’s – If what you are looking for are books in English, head off to the city center and you will find a Brussels branch of the UK-based Waterstone’s. The shop is not as cozy as Filigranes and has no cafe inside, but it has a large selection on its two floors and is also conveniently open on Sundays.
Opening Hours are Monday to Saturday 9h00 to 19h00 and Sunday 10h30 to 18h00
Address: Boulevard Adolphe Max 71-75 (Metro: De Brouckere); Tel: +32 2 219 27 08
3. Piola Libri – This is a small Italian bookstore, but charming and different from the rest. Read more about it in a previous post.
Open Monday to Friday 10h30 to 20h00 and Saturday 12h00 to 20h00. Closed on Sundays.
Address: Rue Franklin 66-68 (Metro Schuman). Tel: +32 2 736 93 91