New in Brussels: The Book Box


book box Take a book, return a book. The concept is as simple as that. Economical & ecological!
Americans Todd Bol and Rick Brooks are said to be the originators of this idea and started with creating little boxes where people could put the books in that they’ve already read to give someone else the chance to read. In the United States the Little Free Libraries are even equipped with a GPS signal so they are easy to find.

And now Brussels has it’s own book boxes based on this concept. Yves burggraaf de Jonghe d’Ardoye d’Erp, responsible for Culture in Ixelles spotted book boxes in Vézac a village in the South of France and decided to also implement this in Brussels. The first box has been installed at Place Flagey (building La Cambre / Architecture) followed by a second one at the entrance of City Hall. Let’s hope there will be a lot of book boxes installed in Brussels!

Discover more about the Book Box in Flagey in the following video by TV Brussel




The Fashion Library in the Panorama Lounge: more than 100 fashion books!

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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel

The executive lounge at The Hotel is called the Panorama Lounge and is situated on the 24th floor offering stunning views of Brussels and a Fashion Library for a touch of sky-high glamour. The ideal location for a late-night cocktail with friends or colleagues, or to
sit back and relax with one of the more than 100 fashion books of the most fashionable brands: Hermès, Dior, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Chanel,  …

The Hotel shares Boulevard de Waterloo with nearly all of the top international luxury lifestyle brands and that shows inside & out!

Fashion Library view

Fashion Library view

Fashion Library The Hotel, Brussels

Fashion Library The Hotel, Brussels