For a lot of us, books and hot beverages go together like butter and toast, and Kim Hertogs agrees. The Belgian actress opened up the snug Buchbar in hip neighbourhood Het Zuid to combine quality titles with quality beans. The German name of her snug bookshop/coffee bar – with tranquil reading nook – refers to the inspiration Hertogs found in Berlin’s sea of concept stores.
Located in one of the cobbled backstreets in the historic town core, De Groene Waterman is engaged as can be. Besides bestsellers, the Antwerp fixture presents a whole array of philosophical and historical works, often from an international perspective. The Groene Waterman team can always be counted on to keep a keen eye on current affairs and carefully curates their selection as a result. The downstairs cellar forms a snug venue for many readings and other literary-themed get-togethers.
Wolstraat 7, 2000 Antwerp, +32 3 232 93 94