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The End of an Era

Why do all the good things always have to end? Only recently I learned that my favorite bookshop in Luxembourg will be closing later this year. They started selling off their stock, and hopefully they will still last into the summer months. I have to return there before it all ends.
This is no ordinary bookshop, on the contrary, it is in my opinion the best one you could find in the city of Luxembourg. It had real personality, compared to the supermarket-likes of one particular store nearby.
This is also the store where I spent most of my late teenage years , browsing for hours, spending my pocket money on numerous books that became instant classics in my library. If I had to draw a list of everything I bought there, It would take me most of this week to do so.
The shops white walls are lined with books on all possible artistic topics, and the inspirational primitive arts sculptures as well as old prints of Luxembourg maps and engravings add to the ambiance. The Luxemburgensia section is one of the most impressive ones you could find, although recently it has thinned out a bit due to the inevitable end. And the musical selection is always another good reason to stay longer and rediscover a fine selection of jazz or classical music.






Like a white ghost, this sculpture by Claus Cito has appeared in the store and is watching over it like a guardian angel. The ghosts of the past always seem to make their appearance when some change is about to happen.
Thank you, Fellner Art Books, for having been a part of my life since 1998.
You will be missed!

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2 Responses to “The End of an Era”

  1. # Blogger donna baker

    I love old bookstores too. when I was young, kids bought all their school supplies and books at the bookstores. That led to a love of reading and I still spend a lot of time in them when I go to the city. Just saw pictures of Zaha Hadid's new museum in Rome.  

  2. # Blogger Dominica

    Bookstores are always nice to shop/stroll/discover..
    This shop looks amazing and so peaceful : such a shame it has to close down  

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