1 Best Place to Shop in Kortrijk, Ghent and the Leie


The second you step through the door of this bookshop and café, you know you're somewhere special. It is set in the site of a former casino, concert hall, and theater built in 1844, and was one of few old buildings to survive the World War II bombing intact. It's as much a cathedral to literature as a shop. Browse the English-language section, then settle down with a coffee to read awhile.