Maison de la litterature

Maison de la litterature, Quebec City: Address, Phone Number, Maison de la litterature Reviews: 4.5/5

Maison de la litterature
4.5
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MissGeorgiana
Montreal, Canada709 contributions
Breaking library filled with natural light
Aug. 2020
Converted from a church, this library is simply stunning.

Painted bright white and modern touches really shine is this large space that is flooded with natural light from the cathedral windows.

You can browse the book collection or just snap a few pictures. You'll definitely have something to show on your Instagram!
Written 5 September 2020
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Alicia_Boricua
San Juan, Puerto Rico206 contributions
As long as it is a library...
Nov. 2019 • Solo
They did quite a job removing the church vibe from this place. Inside it's so white it's almost maddening and it has a very clean, modern aesthetic. That style just not works for me. It feels as cold and uninviting as a hospital. But it serves its purpose and people do use it. The exterior is gorgeous and quite imposing.
Written 3 December 2019
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Church converted to a library
Nov. 2019 • Solo
I stopped in fur just a few moments to see how the church had been converted to a modern library. A great way to recycle unused churches. Very white and bright inside.
Written 7 November 2019
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Alveera
Kendall Park, NJ46 contributions
Beautiful Library, A Hidden Gem
Aug. 2019
We decided to stop here because we heard about its beautiful aesthetic. We weren't disappointed, the place was beautiful, and a great place for insta pictures. You probably won't spend more than 20 minutes here, and it's a nice place to relax, maybe read a book. It's not a must-see, but it's a hidden gem. if you have the time for it, you should go to.
Written 22 September 2019
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Snookerwolf
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If Reading were a Religion
Jun. 2019 • Couples
This would be the place people would go to worship. The church has been transformed into a library that is super modern and so amazing. It is very near Rue St-Jean and still in Old Town, you it is right near many things in Quebec City that you will want to visit.
Written 10 June 2019
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CJN
Flatrock, Canada7 contributions
Special Space
Jun. 2019 • Solo
Wow! This library was the highlight of my trip to Quebec city. What a creative use of an old church. It is truly special. A wonderful place to escape for a while from the usual tourist places. I sat and read for a couple hours and then sat in envy. Every city should have a space like this. You can ever grab a coffee here.
Written 2 June 2019
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Jean2rick
Rocky River, OH57 contributions
Library for library lovers
Sep. 2018 • Couples
This new library, inside the shell of an old stone church, is a marvel. I confess I am a longtime library board member so this is a particular treat for me, but I think anyone who likes libraries at all will appreciate this innovative re-use of a church. The purpose of the library is to preserve and promote the authors and literature of Quebec. All of the cutting-edge technology available is used - you can wander and watch short videos, stop by small square pillars throughout the building and listen to authors being interviewed or reading their work. It's all in French, of course, but for a library lover, it's a great place to see how a library can be more than shelves of books.

If you are out walking, this a good stop and for a contrast, check out the English library in the old prison next door, which is all wrought iron railings and wooden spiral staircases.
Written 11 October 2018
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garygDC
DC93 contributions
this striking church is now a French library
Jun. 2018 • Family
I would not have noticed this building among the many splendors of Quebec except for the fact that it's across the street from the Morrin Center. The clean, light-stone exterior of this large "church" is actually quite attractive. It began its life as a mid-19th-century Methodist church, but when that failed, it was converted into a French library. I'm sure it's very nice for the locals but not much as a place to visit for travelers. We saw a few pieces of art on exhibit inside the front door, and that was about it. It has some pretty-ugly new metal art/sculpture out front that makes you wonder who paid for it. If you look on the stone wall behind you and down, there is some nicely carved stone. Not worth an excursion.
Written 1 August 2018
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Richard M
Franklin, TN28 contributions
What do you do when you have more Churches than parishioners?
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Answer: You repurpose the beautiful building as a museum or cultural center to benefit the community in a secular fashion. The church was purged of stained glass and altars and painted stark white throughout. The House of Literature is an hommage to language and the written word. Unfortunately for me, I do not speak or read French very much, so the lack of English narratives to explain what the displays were about lead to a quick exit.
C'est la vie.
Written 15 July 2018
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Calgary4togo
Calgary, Canada199 contributions
Church turned into library
Jul. 2018 • Family
This is a cool place. It’s all white, but they kept the church windows. It’s a good place to see how much of our high school French that we remember.
Written 8 July 2018
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