Boekhandel (bookstore) Quist is one of those delightful bookstores with a remarkable passion for literature, children’s books, and cook books. Book lover and magazine junkies won’t believe their luck here. This bookstore has an extensive collection including all the regular magazines, Dutch and English books, a small German section, and a discount section. Want to send a card? You can order them in all shapes and styles at Quist. The store also carries a collection of gift items, classical CD’s, and a small section of music from around the globe and jazz. Another good thing about this store is that you can enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch in Cafe Helene, with delicious homemade pies, cookies, and lunch.
The collection is assembled with care; the staff all love books and read a lot. That’s why they love offering you the best personal service, and to help you find the right book. The pies, cookies, and other products at Cafe Helene are homemade. Biological and regionally produced ingredients are used as much as possible. The website (www.quistboeken.nl) is an extension of the store, and the web shop is open 24/7. Here, you’ll find personal reading tips by Quist and much more. And whatever you order before 8 pm in the web store is delivered the next day for free.
Boekhandel Quist is situated in a remarkable building; it’s old and full of personality. The different floors and corners of the building invite one to browse and explore. The atmosphere and interior are warm, friendly, and open. The cafe invites one to linger, perhaps with friends. Quist is a great meeting place: the social aspect and the exchange of ideas are a lot of fun.
Quist frequently organizes lectures and other fun activities such as a monthly reading breakfast, knitting cafe, English reading club, and soon a DIY afternoon for kids and a spiritual discussion room. The Fortuinstraat is a beautiful street with many fun independent stores. You’ll find ample parking nearby.
A small selection of the brands available here: Libris, Klassieke Zaken, Plint, Moleskine, Paperblanks, Kobo eRreaders. The coffee served in the cafe is from Boot in Baarn (Golden Coffee Box), the tea is by Teekampagne, Sonnentor herbal tea from Austria, Luscombe biological lemonade from Devon, biological Zeeuwse Appelsap (apple juice) by Ring and the rest of the delicious pastry etc. is homemade.