Waterstones Brussels is probably the largest and oldest English bookshop in Brussels. A few years ago, WH Smith ran a bookshop in the same premises. Waterstones is located just behind rue Neuve, near the Metro Station Rogier and the pre Metro De Brouckere. Opening hours are daily (incl. Sundays) from 10h30 – (only) 18h00.
Knowledgeable and helpful staff is available most of the time to help your find your way in this large bookstore. Of course, Waterstones also orders books for you, should the books not be available in the shop. The choice of English newspapers and magazines is probably the largest in town.
However, Waterstones is not only the largest, but also one of the more expensive English bookstores in Brussels. If you are not in a rush and if you know exactly which book you want, you might wish to order your books online. Even for one book you will already save 20-40% compared to the Waterstones price, but of course you have to wait a few days before the book arrives with free delivery in Brussels. Order English Books in Brussels online here.
The coordinates of Waterstones are Boulevard Adolphe Maxlaan 71-75, phone 02 219 27 08 and their website is here.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Adolphe Max, mayor of Brussels from 1909 – 1939.