‘I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.’ – Jorge Luis Borges
Everyone knows the inner city library, home to most students during exam week. But there’s another library in Maastricht as well. You can study here too but it’s also a place that invites the visitor to take a well-deserved study break and indulge in some reading that’s not for tomorrow’s tutorial. This is the library in the Centre Céramique, the glass box overlooking the Plein 1992 (and from the upper-floor windows also the Maas). In this series Sophie Silverstein writes about some of the books she has found in the English section of Maastricht’s own little paradise and encourages reading just for fun.