For this week’s Things To Do video we are taking you to the green outskirts of Brussels, where once a month the Brussels Bookswappers Club gathers. Like the name indicates, this club gives its members the opportunity to swap dusty (or not so dusty) well-thumbed works of fiction (or non-fiction) for other, equally well-used literary treasures, but there are CDs, DVDs, children’s books and comic books on offer as well.
Started some 13 years ago by a group of predominantly English-speaking bookworms as a means to free up some much-needed shelf space, the club is run by English expat Karen Garside since 2010. We met up with her to discover all the club has to offer. And we had a lovely chat with Julia & Louise, two smart little ladies who know all about scary books and give us the answer to that all-time conundrum: do you actually really read a comic book or do you just look at the pictures?
Brussels Bookswappers Club, every 4th Wednesday of the month at Le Chapelier Fou, Terhulpsesteenweg 190, 1170 Watermaal-Bosvoorde. More information about the club can be found on Facebook and on http://thebrusselsbookswappersclub.wordpress.com.